ALBUM REVIEW: The White Buffalo – On The Widows Walk | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Snakefarm Records
Released: 17.04.20

 

 

 

 

 

The White Buffalo’s newest release provides everything we love about him. The often eerie instrumentals on tracks such as The Drifter, Sycamore or Cursive elevate the dusty, haunted vocal performances to their breath-taking emotional pinnacle and never distract from the gravity of the lyrics. These tracks capture the quintessential White Buffalo sound, as they build and build with heart-wrenching effect. As always, White Buffalo treats us to a few tracks that differ from this blueprint, such as the unapologetically dirty rocker Faster Than Water or the foot-stomping No History.

While several tracks towards the end fail to reach the same musical intensity, the record contains stunning, full sounding pearls. It is an emotionally mature and expertly melodic record.

 

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