Album Review: In Dynamics – “Everything I See”
In Dynamics are almost unrecognisable from the band who released their almost grunge-y self titled EP in 2012. In fact, the same could be said of them when they released the poppier five track Circle EP just a year later. By then they’d shrugged off their rougher edges and become a much slicker band, with a much better grasp on their song writing capabilities.
With their debut album however, In Dynamics have followed the path they set for themselves on their 2014 Questions EP. That is to say they have embraced their pop sensibilities even more and made excellent use of singer/guitarist Beau Boulden’s ever improving vocals, which means some truly glass shattering, yet crystal clear, notes are hit throughout the album.
The Start Of Nothing invites us into the album with some warm vocal harmonies that build into an epic wall of stuttering guitars and a big ol’ chorus, and big choruses are something that In Dynamics are very good at, as singles We Are Liars and A String of Losses amply prove.
If you’re looking for the perfect distillation of the band’s sound then look no further than Another Minute, which is all stop-start rhythms, Hendrix-y guitar fills and yet another whopper of a chorus, but that doesn’t mean that the trio let things become predictable. Some of the band’s heavier leanings are evident on Existence Precedes Essence, which stomps along on a Biffy Clyro-like beat and oddly emphasised but no less catchy melody, and Leviticus is so laid back and melodic it could almost be called an ambient track.
The title track closes the album, and does so in the epic style expected of most records these days. Building from a cleanly picked chorus, sounds are layered until we’re back in humungo chorus country, and ending with Boulden in fine voice chanting the song’s title, something that is truly spine tingling to hear.
Everything I See shows a band that have truly evolved into a songwriting force to be reckoned with. Full of huge choruses, tricksy rhythms and a insistent melodies, this album should be the start of something big for the Sussex lads.