Album review: 36 Crazyfists | Lanterns

The boys from Alaskan born metal band 36 Crazyfists have always made their music very ‘heart on sleeve’ and their upcoming latest release ‘Lanterns’ is no different.

Brock Lindow delivers some of the most powerful lyrics of his career on ‘Death Eater’ proving that as far as modern day poetry goes, he is amongst the greats and makes a statement with every song.

With each track on their latest offering, it seems that the switch to Spinefarm Records was the healthiest choice for the quartet. With the second release on the label a perfect follow up from 2015’s ‘Time and Trauma’.

‘Better To Burn’, sure to get the masses moving at any gig, certainly doesn’t disappoint. With guitarist Steve Holt’s grinding, heavily distorted guitar work on fine form.

Tracks such as ‘Damaged Under Sun’ and ‘Below Graves’, display newcomer Kyle Baltus’ infectious drum work. While ‘Sleepsick’ delivers the signature Mick Whitney soul devouring bass lines that early 36CF releases were renowned for.

‘Dark Corners’ provides a beautifully haunting finale to such a powerful album with Lindow proving that his voice has matured over their extensive career.

By the time you’ve finished your first listen of this powerhouse of an album you’ll either go through their back catalogue or hit play once more.

36 Crazyfists have once again proven that there is no stopping them when it comes to keeping the metal train rollin’.

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