February 10th, 2017 | Album reviews

In The Red

Meatbodies have always been a band dense with rage and anger, and though this album continues on the journey they have been on for awhile, those emotions seem to have dissipated. Now through the remaining haze, something strange and magnificent has come into view. This newest album—with its almost prog rock undertones—has propelled the band forward from relatively simple (but amazing) punk into what I can describe as the sound of a band on a quest to find who they are. Call it classic but daring and new at the same time, with lots of keyboards and 12 string acoustic guitars, sweetly arranged vocals and captivating drums. Meatbodies had already created a solid foundation for themselves, but now with Alice, they’re using that foundation to bravely launch themselves into the unknown.

—Daniel Sweetland