Release Date: 30 October 2015
Review by Cameron Cooper
Coming in just shy of 40 minutes, the new release from former Melbournites Bellusira is a moody and energetic pop metal romp that sits sonically between Paramore and Godsmack. Vocalist Crystal Ignite competently shifts between deep rumbles and breathy, emotional highs throughout.
Overall, the album is an enjoyable record that could have used a bit more variance. The band certainly have the chops for it. Black Seed and Redemption Queen are killer headbangers, while ballad The Healing shows the band’s ability to master the other side of the spectrum. However, whether it is the rather flat production or formula-driven songwriting on tracks like Pieces, the band don’t seem to reach their full potential this time.
The album’s inoffensive swagger isn’t likely to propel them to new heights, but is certainly a testament to their skills as musicians, and just might spawn a few surprise singles. By trimming the fat and diversifying next time around, Bellusira are likely to strike gold.