Arts & Entertainment

Northlane – Alien

Sydney rockers Northlane return with another driving hardcore rock record, but this time they have sprinkled in plenty of soul and heart.

Lyrically and thematically this record is a departure from Northlane’s roots. On previous outings, the group had chosen to focus on broad societal issues whereas with Alien they have chosen to look inward for inspiration. This introspective approach has created a heartfelt and powerful record.

Throughout the record, the band inject futuristic, electronic rock elements into their sound. However, they still maintain their well known and beloved aggressive tone.

This record could prove to be divisive amongst the Northlane fanbase. But for those who give it time to seep into their veins, Alien could easily become one of their favourites.

★★★ ½

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