If eardrums had taste-buds, they’d be salivating with the octave climbing vocals of Inure. Until Rain wraps musicianship with the mic chord and presents it on a silver platter of instrumental range.
From track to track, Until Rain displays heavy chords with dark beats, but that twisted shadow is lifted by sexy vocals. “Progressus In Idem” has a gothic tease with accelerating tempos and long-winded notes held in tones of satisfaction. The strings lead to scream-heavy metal and an echoing chorus.
Inure holds an unexpected theme. It’s a maze of music that twists and turns into falsettos and choir-style responses. “Because Something Might Happen” may be named for the lyrics, but it also exemplifies what this album offers. Something might happen, whether it be threaded drums or stop-go guitar strumming, you can’t predict where the track will lead.
A sad hope transcends the album in “This Fear.” Plucked melodies, keyboard backing, and patient vocals pour hear-gouging emotion. In this near 6-minute-track, melody takes the lead to a climactic edge, then drops into yearning angst. Until Rain holds this wonder through “Tearful Farewell” and ignites bittersweet memories in this listener.
Just as the sadness of vulnerability takes hold, “This Solitude” pipes in with angry screams and chopped pacing. Previous tracks may have shown pain, this one shows the residuals of that emotion. “This Solitude” is the chip on your shoulder and it’s getting damn heavy. The instrumentals morph from pissed to ‘over it.’ It’s the moment you’ve broken your things, yelled till your throat hurts, and now you’re grabbing the leather jacket on your way out the door.
Then, there’s “Broken Wing.” Guitar riffs and lullaby-style melodies make a ballad meant for a night in with your honey; or, a good cry in this throwback to R&B lovin’.
As I said before, this is a surprise album. You can’t predict where these artists will take each track and it’s worth the experience. Forever forget monotony, Inure is unpredictable.
Inure is coming May 12th.