ALBUM REVIEW: Biffy Clyro – A Celebration of Endings | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Warner Records

Released: 14.08.20






Biffy Clyro’s eighth album ably demonstrates their evolution from weird little indie band to arena-filling behemoths.

Their jagged, mathy glory is resplendent in the feedback squall and howls of rage on End Of, and the instantly recognisable guitar stabs on North Of No South and Weird Leisure, replete with punishing riffs and vocal harmonies; while choppy time signatures are tempered by a 30-piece orchestra on The Champ. Tiny Indoor Fireworks’ massive chorus provides an inevitable singalong, but the synthy juggernaut of Instant History treads unfamiliar territory and the saccharine Space lacks the pathos of earlier balladry. The epic Cop Syrup, with itsFuck everybody! ferocious roar seguing into cinematic strings closes an album which is meaty enough for early material purists while remaining accessible to new listeners.


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