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Blackened Sky UK Import Purple Vinyl

Biffy Clyro LP Record
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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

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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.

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By -Andy-
Format:Audio CD
:: Biffy Clyro - Blackened Sky ::
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...
-Andy-
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5.0 out of 5 stars this cd rocks Jan. 26 2003
By justboy
Format:Audio CD
Simon, ben and james have created a masterpiece. This cd is pure rock in a way you have never had it. They are not like the 'new nirvana'. This offering contains all the singles and new versions of the old classics. From the beautiful start of 'joy.discovery.invention' through reflecting 'justboy' and 'christopher's river' through the impacting '57' and back to the beauty of 'scary mary', you will not hear nor find a better album....at least until their next album. Such a clever debut leaves our mouths watering and hearts pounding in anticipation for the follow-up. So feel tears forming, anger managing and hearts warming with these young scottish heroes, if its the only thing you do this year. takeachance.gethooked.enjoy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Scottish rock hopefuls pull it off Oct. 19 2002
Format:Audio CD
Along with the streams of underground rock acts that seem to be making a impact nowadays, Biffy Clyro are certainly not far off with this brilliant, critically aclaimed debut album.
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.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Blackened Sky's the limit Jan. 18 2003
By Joey
Format:Audio CD
A real gem of British rock that is only bettered by their live perfomance. A definite grunge-influence that sits like a more conservative, British 'Pixies'. All three members of the band contribute great vocals and the resulting harmonies are beautiful, and the lyrics are clever and heartfelt. Biffy Clyro strike a great balance between grunge and emo (is that a real genre?!) and is definately a good bet for someone who likes music along the lines of bush/nirvana etc. what makes them stand out though, is that although they draw comparisons, they have a sound all of their own. great
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