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A Wolf At Your Door

Released: 16.08.19

 

 

 

 

 

 

Putting out a self-titled album is always a hell of a statement from a band, but it might be even more so considering Mallory Knox’s recent history. 2018 saw the departure of lead singer Mikey Chapman, as bassist Sam Douglas stepped up to the mark.

Their latest eponymous record is the first since this significant line-up change. It’s full of impressive melodic guitar lines which accompany Douglas’ equally tuneful voice. Livewire in particular has a rich, complex melody, and Freaks is delightfully gritty, dark, and has real depth to its sound. Radio’s edgy sound twinned with those delicate harmonies further demonstrates Mallory Knox’s diverse yet unified palette. I’ll leave it to fans to decide if this is the ‘real’ Mallory Knox, but I can say that it’s real good.

 

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