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Skeletal Lightning

Released: 14.01.22

 

 

 

 

 

 

Screamo as a genre comes of age, as do foxtails themselves with this their fourth long player; a tale of angst and loss in the face of rejection through self-assertion. The album sounds live and vital, with reverberating up front production capturing every sonic nuance, guttural wail and emotional harmonic in remarkable clarity.

It’s a collection full of twists and turns where delicate introspection suddenly transforms into soaring screeches of agony and pain elevated by full frontal hardcore math rock clamour, whilst the introduction of violinist Jared Schmidt has added a lilting dimension complementing the heartfelt lyrical anguish of Megan Cadena-Fernandez. Closing track Paper Tiger is a gloriously complete full stop to this blistering magnum opus.

 

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