11 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Sleepwave’s Spencer Chamberlain sounds like a newly liberated soul as he roars his way through the tracks on Broken Compass. Together with partner Stephen Bowman, the ex-Underoath singer moves toward an amalgam of early-‘90s grunge and Nine Inch Nails–style industrial rock. Scorching guitars, pummeling beats, and massive synths mesh into thick skeins of sound as Chamberlain confronts his career hassles and spiritual crises with wailing defiance. “The Wolf” and “Through the Looking Glass” are angst-ridden and über-heavy, while “Disgusted: Disguised” and the title track add textural nuance without any loss of intensity.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Sleepwave’s Spencer Chamberlain sounds like a newly liberated soul as he roars his way through the tracks on Broken Compass. Together with partner Stephen Bowman, the ex-Underoath singer moves toward an amalgam of early-‘90s grunge and Nine Inch Nails–style industrial rock. Scorching guitars, pummeling beats, and massive synths mesh into thick skeins of sound as Chamberlain confronts his career hassles and spiritual crises with wailing defiance. “The Wolf” and “Through the Looking Glass” are angst-ridden and über-heavy, while “Disgusted: Disguised” and the title track add textural nuance without any loss of intensity.

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