11 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On its third album, The Almost embraces a Southern rock sound while confronting a host of terrors and temptations. Lead singer Aaron Gillespie gives Fear Inside Our Bones a sense of inner conflict that goes beyond personal confession to touch on broader spiritual themes. He matches the rage and anguish within his band’s lyrics with muscular arrangements driven by scorching slide guitars and pummeling drumwork. The spine-cracking force of the opening track, “Ghost,” signals that the album won’t be a gentle ride. Tunes like “I’m Down,” “I Won’t Let Go," and the title number continue in a similar vein as they cry out for redemption amid blazing riffage and merciless beats. The Almost switch to a more melodic ‘90s-style pop approach on “Never Be Like You” and “Fight Song” without lessening the confrontational thrust of their lyrics. “The Florida Sun” takes a more nostalgic tack as Gillespie recalls the home he left behind. Those looking for more explicit affirmations of the band’s Christian faith will find “Love Is Coming Down” especially inspirational.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On its third album, The Almost embraces a Southern rock sound while confronting a host of terrors and temptations. Lead singer Aaron Gillespie gives Fear Inside Our Bones a sense of inner conflict that goes beyond personal confession to touch on broader spiritual themes. He matches the rage and anguish within his band’s lyrics with muscular arrangements driven by scorching slide guitars and pummeling drumwork. The spine-cracking force of the opening track, “Ghost,” signals that the album won’t be a gentle ride. Tunes like “I’m Down,” “I Won’t Let Go," and the title number continue in a similar vein as they cry out for redemption amid blazing riffage and merciless beats. The Almost switch to a more melodic ‘90s-style pop approach on “Never Be Like You” and “Fight Song” without lessening the confrontational thrust of their lyrics. “The Florida Sun” takes a more nostalgic tack as Gillespie recalls the home he left behind. Those looking for more explicit affirmations of the band’s Christian faith will find “Love Is Coming Down” especially inspirational.

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