Hello all. Caffeinate here. First review. WOO!
So, I have been following Dark Willow for a little bit now and they have recently come out with a new album titled Platinum. It took me a little while but I think it is pretty sweet. I went out for a late night walk just now in order to listen to whole album and get a real good feel for it. I am pretty fuckin blown away by how solid this album is. All sorts of awesome this is. Seriously.
First impressions are that the pacing while albeit a bit slow for my usual tastes, it works really well for this album. The instrumentation and Ivas vocals are always a treat for the ears. Such moods, emotions, etc. are conveyed through all the songs and it’s a sweet ride. It progresses from badass riffs and energy to these haunting nigh ethereal sounds that I would say are perfect for a beyond midnight stroll.
As to the tracks a few popped out at me. I Don’t Know is this raw good ol rock n roll track, really fun. God is My Devil, while at first I though dragged on, now I can’t enough of. It draws up feelings of wanting to kick ass and take some names. Scum really hit me when I was walking alone. It really helped ease my restlessness as I wandered through the night.
All the tracks are amazing, but those two are by far my favorites. I’ll have to sift through the rest of them over time and I’m sure I will have new favorites, etc.
Seriously, pick this shit up. It’s well worth it!
First Attempt At Listening To Platinum
-Really digging the sound of I Don’t Know, and start thinking about maybe these guys taking over for my favorite band of all. Start thinking about my current favorite band of all time and start having an internal crisis
-Track 2 starts and I don’t bother looking at the title. Too focused on Queens of the Stone Age
-Start listening to Queens of the Stone Age and get reminded that they are badass and awesome and no one can top them. Completely forget about Platinum at this point.
– Drank two cups of tea
– Put on a jacket and took my mp3 player with me on a walk starting around 1:30 AM
-Decide to take pictures during my walk for each song as it plays
– Quite a few cop cars are passing me, hoping they don’t stop by and harass me. I’m just taking pictures late at night
– Seems there was some sort of altercation at the local bar. Don’t really care since I am listening to some awesome fucking music