FAR AWAY STABLES – BETWEEN RAGE AND SERENITY
Released: 12 May 2017
℗ 2017 Far Away Stables
- Infinity Crisis
- No Revolution
- Phase Shift
Review by Lauren Carney
Far Away Stables are a band that I have been following since the very early stages of bands’ career back in 2012 so getting the chance to review their first ever full-length album was something I wasn’t going to pass up. Forming in Sydney back in 2012 the band have already played with the likes of Billy Talent, Red jumpsuit Apparatus, The Offspring and many more. It has been 5 years before we would see the bands first full-length album Between Rage and Serenity. To say the wait was well worth it would be an understatement, I really recommend getting out there and getting a copy digital or physical and supporting the young talent that is Far Away Stables.
The first track on this must have album is called Caldera before the album was even out the first 20 seconds were used as a teaser intro of just what we would be in for which only left most wanting/needing more counting down the days until we would finally have the rest. The opening instrumental piece is something you don’t get the chance to hear too often. Brendan’s vocals are completely on point piercing you with his screams that leave you needing more.
Crystallize is the second track on this album, The guitar skills from Mitchell and Nick are nothing short of amazing bringing the track some amazing sounding riffs that are followed closely by Cam over on drums, So far every track has been a treat to hear.
Phantasm: Catchy lyrics that grab you and are easy to sing along to after just a couple of listens, Tim’s bass skills really shine throughout this and we are shown again just how talented this young group from Sydney is.
Infinity Crisis, this track opens up with a beautiful sound of an elegant piano played by Mitchell that sees Brendan chime in on vocals shortly after, making this track a charming easy listening song.
Sunshine: As we reach the halfway point to what has been such an amazing album Mitchell and Nick are back with some outstanding riffs. It’s hard for me to pick a stand out track. The more I listen to these tracks the more I like them because so far every track on this album is well worth the listen.
Azalea Jumping right into the vocals we are hit with some tunes that make it hard to keep still, with some heavy guitar work towards the end and those screams we have grown to love coming from Brendan.
No Revolutions: Guitar work is the first thing that catches you with its beautifully written melody, catchy beats & the elegantly written music coming from Bass and guitars bring together a track that was well worth the wait to listen to.
Phase shift This album has been a mixture of both fast upbeat tracks to the more elegant melodies like the last track No Revolutions which makes this album something new and old fans can sink their teeth into and find something they like keeping themselves fresh well at the same time maintaining who they are.
Paradise, as we reach the second last track to the album we are hit with Tim’s Bass shortly followed by the charm of vocals and beats from Cam over on drums, this is a track I hope to see live in the near future.
Speaking of watching them live, you can catch the boys in June in Sydney on the 9th for the first headliner in what seems like forever at the red rattler theater.
As we reach the final track on the album Ambulophobia we are not left disappointed. What we are left with is some amazingly catchy tunes and beats that these talented guys have given us throughout this album and finishing off just as strong as when they started the first song. This one is definitely the song that I kept on repeat.
Go and support the guys and buy the album for yourself and listen to it over and over. You will not be disappointed, the boys worked hard on this album and it shows, with an album that you can really feel has spirit from each member of Far Away Stables