Sound — 10
The Dear Hunter, led by Casey Crescenzo, have decided to take a break from their 6 album concept (now known as the "Act" albums) to focus on something else: the color spectrum. With this release, the band has put out 9 EPs (black, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, white) whose music revolves around the emotions that the colors convey. For example, red is passionate, black is disorientating, yellow is cheerful, and so on. Each EP contains four songs, totaling up to a staggering 36 song release. Though this album is extremely extensive, there is no such "Filler", and every single song is flooded with emotion, creativity, and pure brilliance. All the EPs are genuine, and nothing comes off as cheesy or forced.
Lyrics — 10
There is a wide range of lyrics and styles present throughout this release. All cater towards specific emotions of the colors. "Black" is very angry, while "White" is very uplifting. Every lyric is well crafted and works brilliantly with the music. Casey Crescenzo has proven to have a very powerful voice that is well suited towards any genre or musical style. Since this release ranges from hard rock to poppy Beach Boys influenced music, the styles are endless, yet, Casey sings with confidence and ingenuity that should be praised.
Overall Impression — 10
Though typical Dear Hunter releases usually range in style, this album goes above and beyond tremendously. Out of 36 songs, it is impossible to even narrow it down to 15 favorites, as more listens prove to change personal favorites. Though there are 2.5 hours of music, it is easy to sit down and listen to the album in it's entirety. This release will take a long time to get old, as there are so many songs for whatever the listener is feeling. As this album does not cater towards a certain brand of people, fans of brilliant, generous, and genuine music should all listen.