Every Walk That I’ve Ever Taken…:
Remember “Letters from the Sky” and “Human”? ….maybe even their Massive Attack cover of “Teardrop”? Collectively, you could view their first album as a roadmap for some of U2’s earlier work. Civil Twilight embodies a fragile aggressiveness in their approach to vocals and composition. If you liked Civil’s first album, I can without question say you’ll be disappointed with Holy Weather.
Once again, a band has messed with their sound. Holy Weather doesn’t speak the same kind of emotional relevance fans would expect. It’s full of over-layered tracks and a lack of fully composed songs. Fans have fallen in love with Steven McKellar’s voice. The kind that transcends clean, stirring vehement vocals…..aggressive build-up and power, with this ability to remain fragile. Holy Weather covers a lot of that up.
Holy Weather, for the most part, is over-produced, too chaotic and just flat out noisy. Two tracks reflect their fragile first album.The clean organization of their song “It’s Over” breathes an unending pain of lost love in the most gentle way. “River” is another favorite off this album. The train-like beat moving, beating, carrying us towards this river is in fact progressive and catchy.