Chuck Schuldiner Project

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Black Space Riders - Refugeeum

There is something inherently magical about Black Space Riders and their new record, the ephemeral Refugeeum. These guys are turned on to a darker reality and are fully aware of the import that their music can have. The way they have constructed their whole record is daring and charming, it proves the eternal might that this kind of music can have. By fusing traditional rock ideas with a lot of new age concepts you get yourself an album that ebbs and flows across the ear drums and leaves you questioning your very reality.

The thing is, Refugeeum charms the listener because it is beautifully constructed. The songs rise up gently, never shocking and yet always fresh. There is something inherently innovative about what Black Space Riders do, simply because there music is so spacey and adventurous. You find yourself entering musical soundscapes that you never thought to navigate before and it leaves you with a smile on your face as you try to reach out and find a way through the murk. Refugeeum is the product of musical geniuses coming together to share sublime music that reflects the beautiful triumph of the human spirit even in times of adversity.

At the end of the day, Refugeeum with its exotic melodies and dreamy majesty is the kind of thing that will keep you spinning this record again and again. They sound incredibly unique and yet never stray frighteningly far from traditional rock tropes. It proves that there is still a lot to be said in the genre and speaks to the virtuosity of the musicians that they are able to pull off something so audacious without ever coming across as flashy. Mind expanding and jaw dropping these are anthems for a new generation of rock and rollers.

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