Bone Man – III
Bone Man chooses a “leave no prisoners” approach on the torrent of textures that is “III”. Full on energy pours out of the album, showing off Bone Man’s impressive chops. Above this din is a calm and steady voice, one that serves as the heart of the sound. With waves of sound washing over the listener the way the songs evolve gives them a sense of passion and purpose. Throughout the album, Bone Man display an uncanny knack for balancing the chaos with the catchy. Much of the album focuses on this clever buildup of sound for they opt for the grandeur, the majestic statements and incredible breakdowns.
“Pollyanna” the opener fully embodies this style. From such a blast of sound the song’s din comes together in a dazzling daze of color. Slowing things down a little while still maintaining the tension is the nimble work of “These Days Are Gone”. Athletic in its style is the spirited work of “Cold Echo” where Bone Man brings a little light into the sound, giving it an almost summery spirit to it. Tender in tone is the album highlight, the lovely work of “Years Of Sorrow”. The thrashing of guitars, the hit of the drum, it all is nearly physical in its careening chaos. Turning the volume down a little is the limber work of “Incognito” where everything works in a wonderful way. Burning through its length is the colossal sprawl of “Zeitgeist”. Ending the album off on a hazy note is the duality of “Amnesia”.
“III” shows Bone Man sculpting crazed worlds and reveling in the process.