Scars Of Sense – ‘Horizons’   10 comments

Introducing ‘Horizons’, debut album from Kent-based alt folk rock band Scars Of Sense.

My Muse – Energised drum hit intro, joined by equally lively riffs, violins and surprisingly gritty vocals – a combo creating a sound both unusual and more resonant of cross-over genres than one individual style. Intriguingly spiritual lyrics, which will work well for all those of an alternative mind-set. Lots of unmistakable passion in there.

Stuck – Slower in places, but still rhythmically folky, with that consistently gritty vocal form. This is what might happen if The Levellers and Kyrbgrinder combined their talents and styles. Interesting lyrical 90’s focus.

Crash – A sound cleverly resembling the title, lyrically and structurally. Maintaining rhythmic ease, it’s a fairly simple thread, into which a lot of feeling has been thrown. It’s evidently been a very cathartic process.

Crystals – An energy increase is felt at the intro, with an airy, catchy sound following. There’s a real appeal held in the violin parts, which really makes the song. This is much like an aural breath of fresh air, consisting of both darkness and light.

Energy In Noise – Slight edge of protest, punk sounds in here, carrying a harder feel. You can’t help feeling the title, as the angry energy releases itself. Some very pleasant wah wah effects in there and generally, plenty of truth.

Into Clouds – A more guitar-based track, showcasing an interchangeable theme of trading smooth riffs for complex fretwork. Still, demonstrating the same consistent folk sound, though and always bringing in that now familiar grit. That’s the main emphasis of this track, really. Gritty sound and lots of it.

Eternity – Re-introducing the drum emphasis, upping the heaviness in the riffs, but never losing the hauntingly gentle atmosphere of the violin sections. There’s a very strong thread of heavy and light, throughout.

The Struggle – Based around a simpler vocal theme, with an obvious catch, the whole song just lifts itself up, through the sound, which lets it breathe and releases the emotions of the moment. Very effective and more light than dark.

Back On The Ground – More of a downbeat flavour to this, though filled with emotional honesty, which is always, ultimately, trustworthy. Basic and very brief, but connecting, which is what counts. A highly transparent song.

Tune For Action – Zipping the positive energy back up again now, you can’t help getting carried away with this one. Much like being carried downstream, in a flowing river. Apt, in its own way, for a closing track. A very positive lyrical message in this, it’s quite visually evocative of carefree, long, light summer days, spent outdoors, enjoying the elements. A pleasant and fitting way to end.

Overall – A generally light-hearted, upbeat listen, to the sounds of summer, from a grit-edged, alt folk rock perspective.

7/10 *******

Posted October 15, 2017 by jennytate in Uncategorized

10 responses to “Scars Of Sense – ‘Horizons’

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. I felt like this post is relevant and timely, either) and living
    free, living life in full appreciation of the randomness and patterns of nature, keeps people feeling grounded.
    Philosophizing about key subjects is likewise an experience
    of a different order that can aid us make the discovery of self understanding.

  2. Pingback: Scars Of Sense

  3. With havin so much content do you ever run into any issues of plagorism or copyright infringement? My blog has a lot of unique content I’ve either authored myself or outsourced but it seems a lot of it is popping it up all over the web without my agreement. Do you know any techniques to help prevent content from being ripped off? I’d truly appreciate it.

  4. I like it when people get together and share
    thoughts. Great website, continue the good work!

  5. We love your offering these details for individuals aiming to
    get more information on topics like this. Your blog page was well crafted and very well
    investigated, that is certainly substantially valued.
    I actually am constantly looking for new weblogs to follow and
    read on a regular basis.

  6. Pingback: Scars Of Sense

  7. Enjoyed looking through this, very good stuff, appreciate it.

  8. You have noted very interesting details ! ps nice internet site.

  9. Hey there, I think your site might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your blog site in Chrome, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, terrific blog!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: