I’m going to say it straight off the bat. It’s been a hell of a long time since I heard a debut album that was this damn good. In fact, I’m not even sure who it would be. One thing’s for sure…if you didn’t know this was a debut, you’d think this was at least the third album from a band who’d been doing the rounds for a few years.
Much like my last rehearsal I noticed how they would spend what to some may seem an inordinate amount of time deciding if this drum lick should be 8ths or 16ths, or should this guitar solo extend over the chorus two times or four times. The meticulous work they put into each minute section of a song perfecting it is truly what sets them apart from other bands. I’m sure other groups use this same philosophy; however I’d say that it’s more of a rarity than a common practice.