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[ALBUM REVIEW] FAR AWAY STABLES: Between Rage And Serenity

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Quick! Drop everything you’re currently listening to and make way for Far Away Stables – new album “Between Rage And Serenity” is unbelievable. In just the first few seconds of the album opening you know you’re on to a winner, something big, caught hook, line and sinker.

Opener ‘Caldera’ floats along with just the slightest operatic quiver from vocalist Brendan Sheargold, a sensational voice coupled with gripping grooves by which to grind, a quirky lead guitar line and some delectable Aussie accents dancing across some refreshingly bold lyrics. If that’s not enough to entice you to a listen, read on.

Strings sharply cut through right through you in ‘Crystallize’, a zig-zag of sound that joins a melody just as versatile. There’s a fantastic bit of structural manipulation at work here – the electro stutter close of ‘Phantasm’ merges into a gloriously hollow piano solo as ‘Infinity Crisis’ washes in – it’s an interesting contrast in both balance and texture, but one that sits well on the ears.

And so the album continues, brainwashing you to a bold sound – by ‘Sunshine’, Far Away Stables solidify themselves as the new sunshine band in your life – right up there with Sleeping With Sirens, Pierce The Veil and heck, even fellow Aussies Hands Like Houses, Far Away Stables are really on to something here. The next big thing? Undoubtedly so!

5/5 Stars

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