Monday, December 17, 2012

Press: Check out a review of Amor Fati

 It's as if they're trying to live up to their name. Bipolar's splenetic metal is posited on dramatic, sudden mood swings. Take "False," which starts in full froth with breakneck thrash riffing and double bass drum thunder before settling into a forceful, sharp-elbowed groove with rumbling, downtuned bass lines, which in turn are leavened by frontwoman Charlie Hanks' doleful, yet sweet sounding singing. Speaking of Hanks, she breathes fire all over this record, the band's sixth, alternating a menacing, from-the-gut snarl with more melodic phrasing and sustaining screams for a full 10 seconds in places. - 

Jason Bracelin Review-Journal