CD REVIEW: Figment That Was Me by Blueanimal

Have you heard of Blueanimal? We haven’t either, but it’s about time we do because the release of their 3rd album, “Figment That Was Me” is a must-listen. This is their deepest, darkest, most strange work from what we’ve just listened to. 

This album touches on the facts and real world experience with mental health. 

Their new lead single, “Rock Bottom,” shows just that, with its edgy 90’s signature sound that pays homage to heavy rock artists like Alice in Chains and tight rock n’ roll bands like The Heartbreakers. When you’re getting compared to artists like these, you’re in great company.

“I wrote this album [Figment That Was Me] as a concept album telling the story of a person descending into and rising out of a battle with depression and the consequences it has on his relationships, self-image, and all facets of his life,” says Luke Elms, lead vocalist and guitarist. “Our world is in the midst of a pandemic of Covid-19.”

What we’ve been through and are still currently going through is something each and every one of us has been affected by and we can all stand together to help each other get through it. 

Luke wanted the album to chronicle a fall and rise out of depression and so the battle is going to be rough and it’ll be around long after the pandemic. The sonic ebb and rise of “Rock Bottom” imbue the tune with softer melodicism and gnarly muscle. The combination results in a galvanizing rock song. If “Rock Bottom” is any indication, Figment That Was Me should be worth the wait.

Bring back the angst of the 90’s to represent how this current culture is feeling because there’s no doubt that we are also fighting these battles.

The album “Figment That Was Me” is due to be out in June but enjoy their hit singles by following the link below!

by Javier Zeped/a

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