The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer
There are a handful of bands that I always look forward in looking out for and Listening to their new Releases, The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer are definitely on the top of my list. Ever since I listened to their first album “” and then when I saw them play live at The Horseshoe I was forever a fan of their music.
Apocalipstick definitely doesn’t disappoint, the basis of their ideology and methods and laced throughout the album. The Guitars riffs, The Rhythms, The vocals, The Keys and let’s not forget about the Harmonica all come together in this tight 13 track album.
When it comes to the backing vocals throughout the album I don’t think they could have done a better job. They are placed and sound I feel exactly how they should throughout each song. The backing vocals accentuate each moment in the song. Take “Forever Fool” the backing vocals hit at just the right moments and are used to such a great power in the song.
I have always found with The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer is the fact that they keep each song as a separated sound between every track on the album. This definitely keeps with the exciting factor that comes with each song, and album that they put out. Also the uptempo sound kills it throughout as well.
If you are a new listener to The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer I don’t really know how to directly describe their entire sound or even what genre they would fall into. I’m pretty sure there isn’t a direct genre that you could ever place them into. I found that they put more of a Blues and 70’s rock sound into this album than previous albums.
Having a stripped down acoustic vibe “Treat Me Kind” is a song that steps out of the mould of The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer. The Harmonies in the song sound and work beautifully throughout the track. Once again They know exactly where to and where not to layer on the extra vocals. The lightly used harp in the song definitely adds a great sounding vibe and helps beef up the track a little bit as well.
Right now as it sits “Forever Fool” is still my favourite track off of the album. Don’t let the quick intro fool you, just wait it out for the Lead and the Rhythm of the guitar to kick in. For myself it’s the guitar that keeps me into the track for the most part. There is still no denying that the lead, backing and harmony vocals are also a attractive aspect of the song as well. There is also a video out for the track as well.