The Almost have with their two previous albums Southern Weather and Monster Monster shown that they are very competent band. Their cool mix of punk, alternative rock and emo is hard to tear away from and think Aaron Gillespie's songwriting is something extraordinary.
However, I do not find them until this new album got together all the pieces of the puzzle when the former records were somewhat uneven. Fear Inside Your Bones is in my opinion clearly their best album with stronger songs and a more defined style. Gone are the punk and emo influences as the alternative rock has taken all the space this time even if you can find some power-pop traces here and there. The muscular "Come On" and "Fear Inside Your Bones" shows this in a very good way where the band is very close to the large arenas.
Have actually nothing negative to say about Fear Inside Your Bones which I think is a very good album if you like straightforward, catchy and uncomplicated alternative rock!
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