Album Reviews

Warm Shadow
Greys - Warm Shadow
6.5
 on
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 15:09
submitted by
Thomas

Betcha didn’t expect to hear from Greys again this soon! But here they are with the aptly titled “Warm Shadow”. The album serves as a companion piece to Greys’ recent album, “Outer Heaven” and finds the band exploring their introspective side. Or as frontman Shehzaad Jiwani put it, “Have you watched Stranger Things? This album is the upside-down to Outer Heaven.”

The stripped down version of “I’d Hate To Be An Actor” works just as well as the full band version, while Greys get their Sonic Youth groove on in “Space Mountain” or get all post-rock-y on the instrumental “Trish K”. That doesn’t mean there aren’t any noisy blasts to be found on here. “Fresh Hell” for example lives up to its title and “UberEats” may start off mellow enough, only to then erupt in a noisy finish that grinds to a halt too soon.

While “Warm Shadow” definitely isn’t a bad album, it falls short of being able to stand on its own two feet. More often than not songs feel incomplete with plenty of interesting ideas that are briefly explored, before being tossed aside.

 

Track listing:

  1. Minus Time
  2. UberEats
  3. I'd Hate To Be An Actress
  4. Trish K
  5. Fresh Hell
  6. Colour Out Of Space
  7. ProTech!
  8. Light Pollution
  9. Space Mountain
  10. Outer Heaven
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