Probably best known for the single, “Weighty Ghost” from “Welcome to the Night Sky,” Wintersleep shines with another solid album.
Though the latest album hasn’t been receiving as much critical acclaim, “New Inheritors” will satisfy those looking for a first tryst into the world of Wintersleep. It’s a fair representation of what the band does well; layered sound with thoughtful lyrics.
The album packs an eerie punch with the use of elaborate string configurations, awesome bass-lines and the captivating vocal quality of frontman Paul Murphy.
Though the tone of the album is slightly more folk-punk than folk-pop like Wintersleep’s other albums, it succeeds in this. Long-time followers may be disappointed with the bands new edge, but it’s a welcome evolution for fans of the Joy Division throwback genre, like The National and Interpol.
In fact, it’s refreshing to see a band show some diversity within a discography. Not every Canadian band can be Joel Plaskett. Thank God for that.