Album Review of Reioi by Black Foxxes.

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Reioi by Black Foxxes

Release Date: Mar 16, 2018
Record label: Spinefarm Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock

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Reioi - Very Good, Based on 2 Critics

DIY Magazine - 80
Based on rating 4/5

On their follow up to haunting debut ‘I’m Not Well’, Black Foxxes wave goodbye to ethereal atmospherics, packing a heftier punch with some serious hooks. ‘Reiði’ sees the band embrace their melodic side, not least in the furious one-two of ‘Manic In Me’ and the excellent lead single ‘Saela’, both of which showcase their vastly heightened confidence. The experimental ‘JOY’ sits as a thunderous midpoint to a record that ultimately sees vocalist Mark Holley go full on Jeff Buckley in stunning closer ‘Float On’, a track which perfectly captures the two sides of Black Foxxes.

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The 405 - 80
Based on rating 8/10

After their 2016 debut album, as part of a rising group of young British bands determined to push boundaries, Black Foxxes helped to blow the doors off the drab and polished British rock scene and sent it hurtling towards the fine-fettled, foamy-mouthed beast we find it in 2018. Now, the band mark their return with an assured and thoroughly impressive second pass on new album REIðI, set for release on 16th March via Search and Destroy Records. Translating from old Norse as "rage", there's oddly little vitriolic anger on direct display on REIðI.

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