5 METAL Fists Out Of 5!
PALMS – I approached this debut album from PALMS with every intention to be non-bias, due to my very high appreciation towards ISIS and Deftones. Before I heard even a single note from PALMS, I was convinced this album had to be good. I was wrong. This debut album from PALMS is spectacular! My long withdrawal of ISIS on permanent hiatus is now over and Chino Moreno is lead vocalist! Who would ever imagine this? Not me.
Do not panic that there are (only) 6 songs on their debut; there exists 45 minutes and 37 seconds of atmospheric, melodic, captivating, ambient coated Rock meets Hard Rock bliss; with each song to savor for the next century or more! The lyrics fit these songs superbly. Any Rock connoisseur knows these guys don’t have to prove a thing to anyone regarding their talent, still, my God almighty have they pushed the envelope when it comes to expanding on the mood, energy and mystical experience of music.
PALMS is like ISIS meets Pink Floyd meets U2 meets the production savvy of Jeff Lynne and David Gilmour meets… well… PALMS are so keen on making their songs layered with musical surprises that it will take me another 100 listens or more to catch them all. I’ve listened to this PALMS debut so many times this Summer that it will forever be linked to this season by me.
I honestly cannot recommend this album more highly. ISIS and Deftones fans will (I believe) agree. For those on the fence, jump off and experience a diamond-studded musical journey with PALMS. Metal be thy name.
Chino Moreno – vocals
Jeff Caxide – bass & keyboards
Aaron Harris – drums
Clifford Meyer – guitar/keyboards
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LONG LIVE PALMS.