However, it’s in the second half of this record where Hot Milk hide the unexpected gems. OVER MY DEAD BODY is a thumping, knives-out rager with an unexpected theatrical touch thanks to the soft trill of violins, while MIGRAINE’s synth-soaked verses give way to barbed screams and a spiky chorus in one of the album’s most creative moments. Meanwhile, the turbulent BREATHING UNDERWATER sears with white-hot emotion, making for not only Hot Milk’s strongest ballad to date, but perhaps one of the best songs they’ve ever committed to record.
Indeed, there’s plenty of songs here it could share that title with, and for all the struggle that was poured into their manufacture, Hot Milk have delivered the triumphant debut they’d always hoped to.
For fans of: Bring Me The Horizon, Stand Atlantic, VUKOVI
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