Flood of Red - Leaving Everything Behind (3 stars)

Flood of Red - Leaving Everything Behind

If the opening track of Leaving Everything Behind was used as the sole tool to market Flood of Red’s debut collection, there would surely be trade descriptions issues arising. ‘The Edge of the World’ (a longer version of which also closes proceedings) provides a delicate yet misleading entrance to entice the uninitiated: the aural equivalent of being invited to see a dangerous man’s puppies.

Thereafter, the Airdrie skater boys pretty much hammer the living daylights from their instruments, the studio and our minds with a not altogether unattractive set of semi-melodic air-splitting thump. ‘Screamo’ and ‘heaviosity’ are words deemed appropriate to appear on their press release. They appear there with perfectly valid reason.

(Dark City)

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