A Place to Bury Strangers
Onwards to the Wall
While some like vanilla, others chocolate – A Place to Bury Strangers now brings a new flavour to the Rock genre that will make you abandon your past favourite and move on to something better.
Through the vibrant and sonic sound quality of the vocals, the rocking guitar and the up-tempo and ever booming drum beat – A Place to Bury Strangers’ Onwards to the Wall EP brings the required amount of Rock to make fans feel the music through the floor, while also making them feel like they are listening to something completely fresh. This five song EP starts off in your toes, curls up in your spine and isn’t finished until you are full out thrashing – it’s the kind of music that would make the calm composed Grecian statue turn into the Tasmanian Devil.
The New York-based band has often been said to create a “wall of sound” and throughout Onwards to the Wall this technique is quite apparent. This is not unappealing; rather the sonic wall overloads the senses and leaves you in a satisfying Rock coma. Using unique sounds, such as the kazoo in the intro to “Nothing Will Surprise Me,” combined with musical slides and pulls, A Place to Bury Strangers gives heritage to Rock, while at the same time shows off the band’s own edge and their new approach to rocking out. You’d have to be crazy to take a Grecian Statue over this body-rocking, eardrum-blowing EP. Kudos, A Place to Bury Strangers, kudos.
– Bethany Geddes
Album Review: A Place to Bury Strangers – Onwards to the Wall