Album Review: Snow Patrol - Fallen Empires

Following their outstanding success with tracks such as ‘Run’ and ‘Chasing Cars’, Snow Patrol’s new album “Fallen Empires” is released to a lot of expectation. It is the band’s sixth studio album, recorded in L.A with top producer Garret ‘Jacknife’ Lee.

With already one hit thanks to ‘Called Out In The Dark’, this album has already begun making waves in the charts. New single ‘This isn’t everything you are’ is doing well in the download charts and looks set to do equally well. With guest guitarist Troy Van Leuwen from Queens Of The Stone Age providing additional guitars on two tracks there is definitely a buzz surrounding its release.

The album itself is more experimental than we have heard before. However, it still stays true to the original feel of the band. Fans will definitely indulge in the electro-guitar riffs, and although there is a slightly different feel to their sound, the unmistakable emotional lyrics bring the whole setting together. There is a definite festival feel that will certainly have the crowds singing along.

Strangely, while it’s hard to ignore the first two singles, it is ‘The Symphony’ that particularly stands out for me as one of the best tracks on the album. It has catchy riffs and seems a bit more otherworldly, with the great emotive lyricism that Snow Patrol does so well.

Review by Melissa Phillips