Sound — 10
Elec. guitar riffs that inspire, bass riffs that make you want to get up and turn it full whack (stay where you are if you use a remote), and creative drum riffs that are so dangerously close to making the songs out of time; it makes you want to hug them for doing it so bloomin' perfectly. That Nine Black Alps trinity almost makes you feel as good as the real one does. Then they introduce you to their bridges in minor which make you feel obliged to look away for a moment and focus on life and its meanings; then the indescribable chorus' are brought back into focus and you get back into the spirit of awesomeness. Songs such as #6. Behind your eyes and #11. Intermission, are beautifully constructed nine black Alps styli with acoustic guitars that sound like they have just been accidentally picked up on the fret board.
Lyrics — 7
Their lyrics are definitely original, you find your self pondering for the meaning of that lyrical geniusness when you hear another sentence and realise that it is only respectively meaningful to the artists.
Overall Impression — 9
Everything Is is the first in a hopeful line of awesome albums from the Nine Black Alps after receiving a record deal from 'island' sounds. The furthest they were hoping to go was the finals of battle of the bands in their local pub. Not sure whether they were ready for the fame - or whether they wanted it for that matter; they produced Everything Is. The sleeve art by Matt Davies is freakishly unique, like a ten year old that's good at drawing - or an adult that's trying to draw. I love the ducks! Biggup respect to Sam, David, Martin and James! My Favourite song: #7 Iron Side. The heaviest song on the album with a great message for all yee youth that want to just say "Leave me alone!" Plus an amazing riff that will certainly blow you away if the previous six haven't.