Tomorrow Is Lost – Therapy
Release Date: 13/03/2020
Running Time: 35:13
Review by Beth Jones
Morning music chums! There’s no denying that 2020 has been a pretty sucky year so far and that it needs to get in the bin! However, lockdown has given me a chance to get my head into some great music, which is definitely a silver lining, and I can wholeheartedly say that, as far as new music goes, this year has already been pretty epic!
Today’s listening pleasure for me is “Therapy”, the debut album from Newcastle based Alternative Metal band, Tomorrow Is Lost. Relative babies in the music scene, the 5-peice formed in 2017 and have worked tirelessly since then, making a big impression and gaining acclaim. They have had some pretty big names working on this album too. It was produced by Dave Boothroyd (Phil Campbell [Motorhead], Don Broco, The Bastard Sons) at 6db Studios, and was mastered by Jon Astley (Judas Priest, The Who, The Rolling Stones) at Close To The Edge.
Now, you know me. I love a good bit of production, and right from the off, the experience and mastery of the production team is evident in this recording. It is beautifully mixed and mastered placing everything perfectly. There is plenty of bottom end and nothing sounds tinny. The drums also sound epic – no unwanted popping or ringing, and there’s a great ‘thunk’ to the bass drum and toms. This is always a benchmark for me.
Musically, Tomorrow is Lost are, for me, exciting. Every tune is catchy, well-constructed, and full. They are like a combination of Paramore and Skunk Anansie and remind me a lot of Chasing Dragons (who were great, and it makes me sad that they have called it a day). Their tunes are full of chunky guitar riffs and pumping bass lines, and the powerful but beautiful vocals of Cass King cement the whole thing together into a very pleasing listen. There is also some clever use of atmospheric samples, which add an extra layer of depth to a number of the tracks.
This is an album full of colour and life. It is the sort of album that you want to sling on in the car, wind the windows down and pump it out loud (even though this is technically against the law now apparently! Don’t break the law kids!).
Although it is hard to pick a favourite track on this album, I think ‘Hideaway’ is the one that grabbed me most. It starts with a solo bass line, then kicks into the full riff. The verses are quite staccato and stripped back, then it progresses into a pre-chorus which builds into the very catchy chorus. This theme is revisited throughout the song, which gives it a great flow. And we get the extra little gift of a powerful and heavy middle 8 section which is properly down and dirty. It’s a track full of power which compels you to move with the beat. Cracking tune.
If you like solid heavy rock/ alternative metal, with perfect vocals, then this album is going to excite you. I love it.
04. White Noise
05. Self Destruct
06. Black and Blue
08. Too Young to Know
10. Pause Rewind
Cass King – vocals
Joe Mac – guitar
Ryan O’Hara – guitar
Josh Fodden – bass
Marc Rush – drums
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