Album Review: PVRIS – All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell

PVRIS_All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of HellPVRIS – All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell

Release Date: 25th August 2017

Label: Rise Records

It isn’t often a band comes along these days that just sounds…different. I don’t mean necessarily unique or groundbreaking, but they just have that little something about them that sets them apart from the bands around them. When PVRIS released White Noise nearly three years ago it was out of the blue for many and one that kind of stuck. I myself wasn’t blown away by it initially and it took a few months for it to really sink in with me. This time though I know what to expect.

Or so I thought anyway. ‘Heaven’ kicks us off immediately with piano led vocals and Lyndsey Gunnulfsen is immediately back on form. Vocally she’s somewhere between your classic rock female singer and Florence, the Florence with the machine that is. Musically it’s probably what Fall Out Boy have been trying to do for the past 5 years. It wouldn’t be out of place at Download, Slam Dunk, Reading & Leeds, hell it wouldn’t even stick out too much at a dance festival.

This album focuses more on the electronic elements that made White Noise stand out and by bringing them to the fore it increases the level of euphoria that was created. It is something that sets it apart from most rock album around at the moment and one of the reasons they’ve been picked up for an arena tour with Muse so early in their career. This style is one that could encompass stadiums as easy as clubs and the consistently high level of their output to date is remarkable.

Basically, this album could be a defining point in the career of PVRIS. If it gets picked up by the mainstream press as well as the rock press this could see them shoot up festival lineups. Now, just to get that tour sold out first.

Rating: 8/10

Recommended tracks: Nola 1, Same Soul

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