Archive for May, 2013

Alice returns…

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

…about half way through the new album, so far very good. First listen through is always sketchy, but it stays the course with some subtle variations on the Alice theme. Grinding guitars, long melodies, but some different sounds. They have always been very successful in the record industry model, and I’m sure this will be also. Will get back to you as soon as i listen to the lyrics more, but the title songs has some good ideas in it. Something that is really becoming evident about this new incarnation of this band is the vocals. Before it was two part harmonies and Layne to add punch. If William DuVall can belt a tune out you wouldn’t know it, it’s all two part harmonies and consequently, flat sounding. I still like the music and sound overall, but the shine has been rubbed off a bit.