Like other artists mentioned so far on my blog, Lower Than Atlantis were definitely not a band that I ever thought would click with me. For a long time I immersed myself in anything heavy, nothing else whatsoever. This tunnel-visioned behaviour lead me to disregard that softer rock bands could ever possibly make worthwhile music. The truth of the matter, though, is that they deserve a lot more recognition than they get…
The problem is that the British music scene, especially, is saturated with bands of all kinds, making it very hard for their music to stand out from the crowd. However, with every release, I noticed LTA becoming a force to be reckoned with, straying from the hard rock stereotypes and becoming a rightfully respected rock outfit.
Although their previous self-titled album was a success, fifth studio album and most recent release “Safe In Sound” stands out due to the maturity and quality of the writing. An infectious fusion of their usual hard rock sound with anthemic pop, this album takes the listener on a journey through immaculately punchy tracks such as ‘Had Enough’ and ‘Work For It’ to the more laid back and thoughtful songs like ‘Boomerang’ and ‘Long Time Coming’. No song feels out of place. It is a stunning catalogue of writing that is sure to gain the band even more recognition in the rock world.
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