ALBUM REVIEW: Iron & Wine – Beast Epic | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Sam Beam continually impresses with his heartfelt and passionate songs, and Beast Epic is no different. With this album, Beam has stripped everything back to the bare bones: these raw tracks are contemplative and reflective of the state of the world we live in.

It’s a sombre record that draws on deeply personal stories, although there is the occasional glimpse of hope. In a rare abating of the misery, Call It Dreaming offers up a message of positivity, whereas the likes of Last Night and Bitter Truth appear to fixate upon the negative.

It’s a downbeat album that is completely appropriate for the current times. Beam has captured the mood perfectly through his own experiences which are sure to resonate.

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