Flyleaf - Between The Stars Deluxe

Published Saturday 26th September 2015
Flyleaf - Between The Stars Deluxe
Flyleaf - Between The Stars Deluxe

STYLE: Rock
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 153215-23386
LABEL: Roots And Rocks
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1

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Reviewed by Rob Birtley

As all their fans will know, this is the fourth studio album for the Texas-based rockers since the departure of singer Lacey Sturm. Her replacement, former Vedera singer Kristen May, rises well to the challenge with a more metal edge in her vocals, a little like Lizzie Hale of Halestorm. The band says they are "Christians who play in a rock band, and their faith is heard within their music." The message can be heard in a number of songs such as "Righteous Fire" while "Traitor" is all about trust and betrayal. "Magnetic" most closely resembles their song "New Horizons" musically. It's a song that's about relationships, between whom is left up to the listener to decide. Kristen heaps up the emotional impact on the vocal the words dripping honey-laced with bitter ire and all the more compelling. "Platonic" follows on in much the same way whilst drawing a map of how life today can devalue and cheapen commitment. All in all, 'Between The Stars' is a fine example of female fronted Alternative Metal and holds its own in the mainstream but it's heartening to detect a faith-based sensibility.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Set Me On Fire [Listen]
2. Magnetic [Listen]
3. Traitor [Listen]
4. Platonic [Listen]
5. Head Underwater [Listen]
6. Sober Serenade [Listen]
7. Thread [Listen]
8. Marionette [Listen]
9. Well Of Lies [Listen]
10. City Kids [Listen]

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