Autopilot, the alternative rock band out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan released their sophomore album Diamond Rough early this September.
The 90s style band says with this album that they were unafraid to experiment with sound, and this album proves that.
For the first six tracks of the ten track album, the songs are fairly upbeat and are packed with emotion. The lead singer sounds like a cross of Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath) and Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) and overall, his voice matches with each track fairly well.
“A Song from a Hospital Hallway Part I” changes all that. A viewer can be immersed into the mind of a troubled soul. For the next three tracks, the vocals come out stronger than in any other songs on the album. For the majority of the songs, the lyrics were well written. However, one of my criticisms is that the words were hard to hear at times because the instrumentals drowned them out.
The closing track, “Every Single Time” was a great track to close this album. Lyrically, I think it’s the best song on here and very well produced. It features memorable lyrics and catchy riffs. I just wish that all ten tracks had a similar vibe.
Overall, Diamond Rough is an album worth listening to. It provides the listener with an emotional journey.