Stream: Failure’s new album The Heart Is a Monster

Posted: June 27, 2015 by Crackin' Wax in General

This is about as off-topic as it gets, but I’ve been so obsessed with this album since it was released for streaming earlier this week that I just had to share it with you here. This is, without a doubt, this best album I’ve had the pleasure of hearing since A Perfect Circle’s “Thirteenth Step.” For those unfamiliar with Failure, this is their return album after breaking up 19 years ago. Maynard James Keenan, lead singer of Tool, regards them as one of his favorite bands. In fact, Maynard personally asked Failure to reunite just for his 50th Birthday concert. If you ask me, that’s an incredible endorsement. Do yourself a favor and give this a listen, top-to-bottom. The album hits shelves June 30th. Enjoy!

Consequence of Sound

On June 30th, Failure will release their new album, The Heart Is a Monster, via INgrooves’ INresidence. In anticipation, the LP is streaming in its entirety below.

The Heart Is a Monster serves as the alt rock outfit’s first full-length in 19 years and the long-awaited follow-up to 1996’s Fantastic Planet. Spanning 18 tracks, the self-produced comeback LP arrives after Failure’s reunion tour last year, the band’s first in nearly two decades.

In a press statement, vocalist/guitarist Ken Andrews spoke about the somewhat intimidating recording process. “Trying to follow up Fantastic Planet was a bit daunting,” he said. “We’ve pushed the bar upward again, but at the same time, we’ve kept the signature sound of the band intact.”

Guitarist Greg Edwards added, “Thematically we’ve moved from the outer space of Fantastic Planet to inner space. From the dislocation of one’s identity to the complete erasing of it by sleep and dreams. I think we’ve used…

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