Present Sense Impression by 52 Hertz Whale: Album Review
7 songs, a million rollicking sounds, one album. Present Sense Impression features a psychopathic voice and psychedelic sounds of 52 Hertz Whale. The progression from “Dmytro” all the way to the end gives off a wide range, proving that there’s nothing that this band can’t do.
While it is hard to argue which one’s the best, I must say I was taken aback by “Phil” where the vocalist remains surprising from the top. He’s charming in the chorus and certainly gives off an eerie vibe, which is strangely charming and appealing. This was the first time in a long time I was really lulled into a disarming track such as this. The intensity of it is beyond your imagination. I was also taken aback by my emotions out in the open with the way “Argentina” ended. While “Buoyant” is much more slow-paced, “Aberration” is a creepily performed, alerting track giving you a reason to feel paranoia. And with “Meda” the band gives us a sweet release, with some intimate vocals and guitar work.
The entirety of the album is a striking and unique mix of talents, from vocals to riffs to the pounding drums, defying all odds making it all the more relatable to the rebels of today. With the demonstration of their album Present Sense Impression, these guys prove that they have always had a strong emotional connection to their work, but they’ve never been this relatable or so receptive to the conventions of mainstream music. This one deserves to be the album of the year.
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Photo credits: Karina Golisova
Review by: Audrey Castel