Review – Gunner & Smith

Album: Byzantium
Release Date: September 22, 2017

Gunner & Smith, a duo based in Saskatchewan, have released their newest album, ‘Byzantium’. The duo has been relatively quiet since their 2014 album release of ‘He Once Was A Good Man’ but are back with a vengeance, and an extensive tour kicking off today and going through to November 11th.

The album was what I expected when I first listened to it. Their unique sound pours through with their lyrics and musical riffs, allowing their talent to pour through with it. The album artwork seems fitting for the autumnal season, almost Halloween like. It matches songs such as “Fever” with its creepier vibe and lyrics about calling out to the darkness. Most songs on the album have a slower feel to them, which may not sound appealing to all listeners but it works with their style very well. Although there is no song on the album that stands out as the best, the album as a whole is still enjoyable.

You can catch the duo on tour throughout October in Saskatchewan, Quebec, Ontario and Alberta. All your information can be found on their website.

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I'm a Toronto girl born and raised but have been living in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick since 2010. Music and writing are my two passions, so what better place for me to be than a writer with Canadian Beats? I have been writing for the blog since May of 2013 and have had so many great experiences because of it. I listen to almost every kind of music but my favourites are pop rock, rock, indie, folk, and any other combinations of them. Concerts are definitely my favourite place to be, especially when you're right against the barricade and can feel the energy from the band and the crowd, everyone singing the same lyrics and moving to the music. I also have a college degree in Business Administration and hope to one day be able to publish a novel.

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