Lost in the Riots
Crank this to 8.8 of 11
Progressive rock, Math Rock, Post rock
Sounds Like:
Scale the Summit, That Fucking Tank, Plini
Monday, October 21, 2019
U.K. progressive instrumental foursome Lost in the Riots have released an all consuming third album with Bonds. Consisting of eleven tracks of tight progressive and Post-rock, Bonds could be one of this years most entertaining instrumental albums.  Packed with a ton of swift change-ups, the album has a progressive feel that combines elements of Math rock with a tinge of prog metal, it’s all over the place, yet it all works.  Do we dare say we even hear a bit of Animals As Leaders, check out the track “This Confession Has Meant Nothing,” tremendous fret work here. The production is a big draw to this album, it has a polished quality and possesses a tremendous sound, especially at high volumes. Fans of progressive to Post-rock will easily gravitate to Bonds, add this one to your rotation as it will spice up your instrumental collection.

1. I Was A Fucking Jet Engine 05:41
2, Lumens 04:29
3. Chemistry 03:18
4. Collider 03:36
5. TRAPPIST 04:37
6. Telomeres 04:46
7. LOOPER 03:34
8. This Confession Has Meant Nothing 04:23
9. Gold 01:57
10. In Triplicate 05:14
11. Bonds 07:49

Standout Track(s)
”This Confession Has Meant Nothing” is so fucking impressive with how they flow through so many forms of post-rock to progressive metal. The last cut “Bonds” comes in a close second with its aspiring Post-rock aura. 

Adult Beverage Pairing
Grab some Proclamation - The Elusive Art Of Hopping An IPA by Evil Twin Brewing in NY. This 9.00% ABV IPA is one tasty brew and compliments the progressive style of Bonds.

Originality - 8.7 of 11

Risk of Subwoofer Damage
8.6 of 11

Captivation and Variety
9.2 of 11

Weight of the Heavy
8.8 of 11

Fretwork Prowess
9 of 11

Overall Album Flow
8.9 of 11

Album Cover Aesthetics
8.6 of 11

Production Value
8.9 of 11

Final Thoughts:
Lost in the Riots are elevating their game and breaking some new ground in the progressive rock scene. Grab a hold of this album, it will inject some intense instrumental rock to your collection.

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