The Aftermath of 2016 by Trish Discord: Album Review
Following her lockdown EP “Is This My Mental Breakdown?” the Alternative Indie artist is back with her full-length album The Aftermath of 2016. As the name suggests, this is somewhat of a concept album on the impacts of political and social changes that followed the major political event of 2016.
Narrating the personal stories and the political turbulence, the first thing you notice about this album is that it has that sound that you simply can’t slap a genre on. With a wide range of keys and synths, heavy guitars, boomy dynamic bass, and soaring vocals, this album draws elements from pop, electronic, rock, grunge, punk, and metal. At first hearing, you may hear the inspirations from Paramore, Linkin Park, or even Evanescence, but it’s really hard to point out where she’s imitating a particular sound. Having this kaleidoscope of sound all at once and still being able to distinguish one instrument from the other showcases the vivid nature of the production that went behind this album.
The song selection on this album is pretty interesting as well. Songs like 23, I Can’t Wait to Forget You, Take Me Away, Desire, This is the End explore universally relatable themes of personal struggles, love and heartbreaks. This album is as wide in its expressions as it is in its sound. It simply does not get boring at any point. Trish has proven once again that she knows how to get your attention and keep it too.
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Review by: Gabe Finch