SUB. REVIEW: ALABASTER “UNRAVELED”
Feel like you’re on a constant search for an aggressive, female fronted band, but all you find are gimmicks? I do. Then I heard Alabaster. They absolutely need to be next on your listening list. Hailing from Chicago, the band made the big move to Seattle and have been reaping the rewards, gracing the stages of half of the US as well as Warped Tour and Seattle’s own Bumbershoot.
Unraveled is the new release from Alabaster. “Down”, the album intro, is the perfect opener with heavy drums and guitar forms, haunting vocal harmonies, an impressive melody, and a story that strongly shows the heart of the band. My favorite song has got to be “Recovery”; starting rather soft and building to an aggressive and stable stance. It once again shows heart and purpose walking hand-in-hand with great musical ideas. This album is the perfect example of a band who has been working to find their voice, and created it; eminent with progressions, riffs, melodies and lyrics that work together as a cohesive element to each other.
Review by Kelly McDonald