While there are more hits than misses here, the cheesy power-country of The War Inside (featuring Chris Stapleton), the grating bass music of Charmed I’m Sure (featuring Protohype), the unfocused stomp of Save Our Souls (featuring Refused’s Denis Lyxzén) and the eight minutes of rather tedious techno of closer On The Shore Of Eternity (featuring Sama’ Abdulhadi) do dampen the overall effect of the record. Despite Tom’s superlative guitar playing tying it all together, the way it switches genres and atmosphere so chaotically ultimately makes it too uneven to really work as an album. Still, there are plenty of gems here, and – given how disparate it all is – probably something for everyone, no matter where your musical tastes lie.
For fans of: Rage Against The Machine, Bring Me The Horizon, Poppy
The Atlas Underground Fire is released on October 15 via Mom + Pop