Woking’s Palm Reader return with their second full length album this April and I was lucky enough to get my hands on a copy. A band that are a mixture of hardcore and metal and most of all aren’t style over substance. A band who aren’t all about haircuts and breakdowns, a band that are actually able to build a song around structure and think outside of the box. ‘Beside The Ones We Love’ is an absolute blinder from start to finish.
Through out all ten tracks Palm Reader push themselves to the brink and then bring it back home and deliver it all with style and panache. Tracks such as ‘Stacks’ have a much more mellow vibe whilst still keeping that aggression flowing.
Having listened to Palm Readers debut full length a good while ago it is excellent to see a band that are naturally progressing and aren’t sticking to a known formulae. More bands need to throw shit against the wall and see if it sticks otherwise why write new albums if they are all going to sound like your debut?
Palm Reader lads … keep up the good work. 8.6/10