Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Altar of Complaints - A Sea of Deceny With Some swells of Greatness

Altar of Complaints come to us from Nashville, though their sound is anything but bluegrass.  At first listen I'm reminded of the early 2000's west coast screamo sound, similar to bands like Funeral Diner and Staircase.  The focus is on melody here.  Like huge waves, the band seems to drench these songs in big chords that stay in introspective and epic feel. 

Lyrically the band seems to focus on self examination and pondering existentialism.  Very fitting to the mood and feel of the music. There's quite a bit to take in with 13 songs, each average around 2 minutes with some exceptions.  Listen closely, there's a some interesting stuff here.

Listen to it here.