Australian Rockers, Tracer released their third album Spaces In Between on October 9, 2012 under the Cool Green Record Label. Tracer, made up of Andre Wise and brothers Michael and Leigh Brown is an Adelaide based Grunge Rock band who previously found success after the release of their 2 independent CD’s titles L.A? and Indigenous. The New release comes after the Bands heightened International UK tour in April 2012.
Spaces in Between is a mix of 90’s grunge rock mixed with impressive guitar riffs, raw vocals and creative hooks. The album is made up of 12 original tracks ranging from heavy grunge rock to lighter progressive rock.
The album begins with the alluding guitar riffs of the 70’s with “Too Much.” Distorted Guitar effects set the mood for the rest of the album. Understandably this is the first single off the album, a catchy grunge rock song which sets the tone for the rest of the album. You won’t get a chance to catch your breath right until the end of the album.
A constant rhythm pulsates through out the whole album climaxing at the star track “Spaces in Between.” It seems it is the perfect love affair between grunge tones and rock beats. Alluring lyrics take us on a 5 minute journey with it building the album to new heights.
The album finishes in electrifying fashion with the stripped back rock track “Won’t Let It Die” which mixes rough vocals and 70’s rock riffs straight from the book of Hendrix and Led Zeppelin. The classic rock influences in the song showcase the incredible guitar skills and a solo that will leave you asking for more.
The whole album is a showcase of mastered technique, dedication and well-crafted music. In my opinion grunge rock doesn’t get much better than this.
Key Tracks: Won’t Let It Die, Spaces In Between, Devil Ride
Codee-Lee Down - Muzikreviews.com Contributor
October 15, 2012