Red Sparowes – The Fear is Excruciating, but Therein Lies the Answer
I first discovered Red Sparowes a few years ago because they share a member with one of my favorite groups, ISIS. I figured the music would be in a similar vein, but that was not the case. Where ISIS make heavy, driving, yet emotionally charged metal, Red Sparowes make slower, more organic and atmospheric instrumental rock.
Their first two albums and their recent EP, Aphorisms, are all excellent, each showing some progression over the previous release. Here, on their third full length release, Red Sparowes have once again raised the bar. The music here is melodic, soulful and very emotional. It’s the type of music you can have on in the background, as a soothing soundtrack to your day. Or, you can just as easily turn it up and focus on it, listening to each note and rhythm. Initially, the music may sound simple, however, the more you listen, the more depth you will see.
Red Sparowes do not make pop music and this album will never be a “hit, however, this record is so much better than most of the “hit” records out there and deserves to be heard.