Blackened Sky UK Import Purple Vinyl
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Limited double colored vinyl LP pressing of the Scottish Alt-Rock band's 2002 debut album features bonus tracks and comes housed in a gatefold sleeve.
Like most debut albums, Biffy Clyro's Blackened Sky functions as a sort of table of contents of its creators' record collections. In the case of this promising young Scottish trio, led by singer-songwriter Simon Neil, it's a safe bet that those collections would be assembled largely of American alternative rock of the late 1980s and early 90s, with particular emphasis on Nirvana, Fugazi and the Pixies. These influences can--and often do--result in supremely dreary records, less grunge than sludge, but Biffy Clyro are a good deal cleverer than that. They have an admirable knack for building songs on unorthodox time signatures without ever sounding fussy, and are able to shift from delicately drifting melodies to full throttle rock & roll without an audible grinding of gears--"The Go-Slow" and the winningly titled "Kill The Old, Torture Their Young" are particularly noteworthy in this respect. --Andrew Mueller --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
Being a personal favorite and with their follow up to the well received debut l.p 'Blacked Sky' being released later this year, exciting times are destined for the Glasgow based progressive rock three piece Biffy Clyro.
'Blackened Sky' takes the "won't be rushed" pretentious attitudes of recent Tool and multiplies it with the minimalist but effective raw dynamics of the Deftones, before adding catchy emotive melodies with gentle lyrics and guitar lines along the way. Tracks such as opener 'Joy.Discovery.Invention' [a sing along favorite live] captivate the listener by gently serenading until 1 minute 46 seconds [exactly] into the song when the song crushes your false pretenses with the defensive aggression of a cornered animal. However it is my favorite song from the album 'Kill the old, torture their young" that captivate what Biffy Clyro is all about with the falsetto vocals, fantastic harmonies [all three sing live] and the subtle guitar changes that send contradicting emotions flooding through your head.
As a result is it very hard not to get caught up by this band and if their [possible career making] second album is anything near as good as the standards they have set themselves then Biffy are indeed destined big things...
Despite the preculiar name, Biffy Clyro known well for being a terrific live band, show their promise with excellent talent especially from singer/songwriter/guitarist Simon Neil who can write the most beautiful perfectly created rock songs well beyond his years.
With stand-out tracks such as 'justboy' and '57' this album is surely the main stepping stone into a long and successful career for these guys.
Miss this gem, and your seriously missing out.
Biffy Clyro are one of the tightest bands around and can pull off a great live show, which should really be exposed to a bigger audience, instead of the constant support slots for 'hyped' bands.
I'd recommend this to all.
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Great music!! As soon as i got it I played it through all the way on both disks and was very pleased. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Liam
Biffy Clyro have to be one of britain's most underrated bands. Blackened Sky is a full blown alternative rock album. All the songs are full of emotion and guts. Read morePublished on April 6 2003 by MR KIERAN J COLE
I have been hearing hype for this band for the past year. When I actually heard it I began to view my mates music taste with suspicion. O. Read morePublished on April 3 2003