Artist Review: Tune Tank – Invasion Of A Skyline LP

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

I’ve reviewed this fine Swedish trio once before. They weren’t a disappointment then, and that remains the same now with their debut full-length and freshest sounding release to date, Invasion Of A Skyline. In fact, they may have topped their predecessor with some of the nostalgic goodness on this record.

Just like their previous release, Tune Tank definitely brings many elements into their blissful and mesmerizing take on Alt/Rock with a 90s feel. Each song offers up a different side to the band’s writing style and great use of multi-instrumentation, while keeping their craft’s integrity that is in their forefront. 

One track really stuck out at me with this new record, and that track is “The Beauty In The Beast”. Introduced with an eclectic bass riff, this is one of those songs where all the pieces of the puzzle fit. The guitar swells and piano verses really carry a subtle and magical feel, and really shows that the trio are made up of composers as a whole, blending it all together without missing any ingredients. 

The lyricism is very dynamic and comes with a story-telling and theatrical approach to its concept of humanity. And it has layers that really peel back and show you just how well the band members flow together; a chemistry that has a perfect mix for the genre, and the production value that showcases it appropriately. This song is for everyone who appreciates the genre, and it may just end up being one of your new all time favorites.

The other track that grabbed me was “Insanity”. A simple, versatile, and melody-driven Rock song with the simplicity that made the genre great in the first place. It has an R.E.M. feel to it, and it’s definitely a song bound to stick in your head like glue. I believe this is one of the songs on this release that will entice you to listen to Tune Tank‘s entire catalog, if this new release isn’t enough.

It’s an honor and an amazement to have amazing artists like Tune Tank come back for another review, where you get a chance to really see and hear the evolution of a group musically. If these guys keep it up and continue down the path they’re on, they’ll be heard everywhere. If you heard about them just now in this review, listen to them and thank me later. 

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