The Opposites of Light by Die So Fluid is a 16 song journey composed of two complimentary halves.The 2x album is positively overflowing with creativity and unique choices. Even the cover art calls to mind the haunting, more adult film adaptation of Where The Wild Things Are.
There are two distinct sections on the album named ‘Shakura’ and ‘Pah’, the Solar and Lunar deities of the matriarchal Pawnee Native Americans. As you might expect, the “solar” and “lunar” or day and night qualities are reflected in the music which varies from irresistably catchy yet dirty hard rock to lush and gorgeous ballads that almost recall Siouxie & The Banshees. Lead off vampires in exile track “Black Blizzard” blew my mind when I firt heard it. One of the most hypnotic string intros of all time sets the mood before you are dropped into a marching groove and meet the impressive hook lacedyet not cloying vocals of Bassist/songstress Grog Rox. Then the massive chorus riff and soaring screams arrive and you get a rush the likes of which not felt since the ‘yeaaaah’ famous chorus of Nirvana’s “Lithium”. It’s all big chords, boomin rhythm section and passion. The dynamic range is killer, from the opening dreamy guitar of “Anubis” that evolves into a heavy pocket mid tempo rock groove like a more romantic and female led STP meets Duran Duran.
Just way smarter guitar choices than most average rock and songs you can invite into your life, as if you had any other choice to hold these babies back!
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