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Forward Russia - Life Processes

With a nervous mix of post-punk, progrock and dance, Forward Russia attempted to write a concept album of sorts about life with their sophomoric release. All of life's big themes are expressed on "Life Processes" by the vocals of Tom Woodhead while the rest of the band does a pretty good job of keeping things jagged and angular. The biggest difference with debut "Give Me A Wall" is that they actually use song titles this time around and - more importantly - the songs sound more mature.

Songs like "Spring Is A Condition" and "Some Buildings" have no problem maintaining a very high energy level and producer extraordinaire Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Minus The Bear, Pearl Jam) once again does an amazing job of making things sound crispy. Probably not suited for every single day unless you wanna end up on Xanax but pretty impressive nonetheless.
Score: 7.5 out of 10

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