Album review: Biffy Clyro, Opposites (14th Floor)


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Sooner or later, every prog-metal band feels the need to record a double-album, and the results invariably expose the paucity of their inspiration.

In the case of Biffy Clyro's Opposites, the two supposedly complementary discs just pick away at the same topic – basically, how alienated the band have become through constant touring, and how they worked through their issues – via the tricksy, riffing that is their stock-in-trade. There's precious little of the experimentation or variety you might expect –unless you consider strings or a Springsteenesque piano vamp experimental.

Download: Different People; Opposite; Pocket