There is a lot of pop punk in the world, some of it is good and some of it is, well, not so good! One band that has fully grasped a handle of how to make pop punk that actually means something is Glasgow’s own Altered Sky, have released one of the years hidden gems with their debut album “Without Wonderland,” an album that completely took me by surprise.
The great thing about Altered Sky is that they put brains and hearts front and centre in their music, this isn’t dumb music about partying and talking to crushes. There is a real sense that everything is carefully considered and front the heart. It also helps that the vocals on the album are heartfelt, at times restrained but also totally irresistable.
There are comparisons with other bands that can and probably will be made, but Altered Sky are a band that can and should stand on their own merit. “Without Wonderland” is an album brimming with melody, confidence and a surprisingly emotional punch to it.
“Without Wonderland” is an album that will captivate you from start to finish, but will also see Altered Sky conquer the world. Do yourselves a favour and check out an album that you won’t be able to stop listening to for a long while to come.
Altered Sky – Official Website
Our Rating: 8.5/10