The Almost – Fear Inside Our Bones (Review)


Tooth & Nail Records

Released June 11th 2013

Review By Tyler Hess

Reinvention. That’s the key word I think of as I listen through The Almost‘s third full length album, Fear Inside Our Bones. Think about front man Aaron Gillespie‘s three act career, winding his way through years with Underoath, his once pet project The Almost, and his dip into a solo worship leader, and you’re never sure just what you might get.

If you had a guess about the latest project, I’d venture to say you were probably wrong as The Almost went in a new direction, holing themselves up in a studio for just five days as they played each song front to back as a unit. What came out was an album full of gritty rock and rules madness, something for fans of House of Heroes and The Classic Crime or legends like Tom Petty or The Eagles.

This album is an album lover’s album. There isn’t just a single here or there that will help sell it on the radio, this is a solid, guitar-wailing, cymbal-clashing, ethereal rock album that must be listened to from beginning to end. I don’t know if The Almost set out to save rock and roll from the clutches of inane pop music, but they may have just done it anyway with one of the best albums of the year so far, Fear Inside Our Bones.

Score: 4.5/5

Track list:

  1. Ghost
  2. Fear Inside Our Bones
  3. I’m Down
  4. Never Be Like You
  5. Come On
  6. The Florida Sun
  7. Fight Song
  8. I Won’t Let Go
  9. So What
  10. Love Is Coming Down
  11. Lonely Boy

About Tyler Hess

Tyler Hess has been running Christian Music Zine since he created the site in 2008. His favorite bands are Relient K, Bleach, Emery, House of Heroes, The Classic Crime, Children 18:3 and Anberlin. Twitter = @tylerscotthess More Posts

3 Comments to “The Almost – Fear Inside Our Bones (Review)”

  1. Definitely worth the wait. I won’t let go is my favorite.

  2. Great album. Not sure I’d call it better than Monster Monster but it’s very good nonetheless. I also guess I don’t hear the huge departure from their last album as they’ve been leaning more classic rock/country for a while now. But the album is not any one of those genres completely as it blends those with a modern alternative rock/punk sound to create The Almost sound.

    Only real complaint is that the mix is very muddy & overdistorted/compressed, probably as a result of them recording the songs live like they did. But it still is a very cool raw rock album that sorta rejects the trends in today’s music.

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