Minus The Bear / Infinity Overhead
Minus The Bear return to known territory and Bill Williams gives it a big 'thumbs up'
Minus The Bear
(Big Scary Monsters)
Minus The Bear never really went away, but previous record ‘OMNI’ saw the band move further away from the renowned sound that has garnered them so much critical success. With Infinity Overhead, we mark a return to the classic cutting chords, intricate timings and complex fretboard exercises that leave guitar geeks drooling with envy.
‘Steel and Blood’ sets the tone for darker lyrical themes than what were on previous records, and it’s over with the silence; seemingly about the death of a couple in a car crash. ‘Lies and Eyes’ is a bass heavy drummer’s stomp featuring signature melodical doodling’s and is quite simply classic Minus The Bear. ‘Zeros' is another highlight with the introduction and the subtly increasing layers in the verse making this track a classic alternative rock rave.
There is filler on the record, ‘Empty Party Rooms’ is a safe song and nothing more than that. The record does not quite reach the epic heights of 2007’s ‘Planets Of Ice’ but nor should it be expected to do so. However with ‘Infinity Overhead’ we mark a return to form and celebrate what is one of Minus The Bear’s most poignant records.