By: Adam Van Thiel
Album – Mom’s Garden
Release Date- October 9, 2015
Download Link – http://bonfiresk.bandcamp.com/
Genre: Rock/ Alternative
Saskatoon band, Bonfire put out an album couple of weeks ago called “MOM’S GARDEN” and it appears to be a further departure from the hardcore roots a number of the musicians that make up this bands grew from. The music itself is an honest, woefully sorrowful jaunt into angst and depression.
The music itself is very airy, sporting haunting and in some songs downright hollow vocals. The instrumentals resonate against the rhythmic drone of the percussion in a way that draws the listener further into the song and away from the often overly emotional themes in the lyrics.
MOM’S GARDEN is an interesting listen for sure, especially if you are a fan of bads like Death Cab For Cutie. Check these guys out live to, I bet it would be an interesting comparison.
Adam van Thiel was claimed by music journalism almost accidentally. He was invited to join the editoral staff at an online zine as a school project while studying Music Business. He is currently enrolled in Berklee School of Music Majoring in Music Business. He has been involved in the Canadian music scene for over 10 years. Adam has had the opportunity to conduct interviews with metal bands all over the world and spoken with some of the biggest name in Extreme music like Behemoth. In his free time Adam fronts a one-man black metal project releasing later this year, runs PoisonWood Music Group and presides over his very own record label.