The Number Twelve Looks Like You is one of the few bands that have continually evolved and added to their sound over the course of their career. â€œWorse Than Aloneâ€ marks their fourth album and first since 2007â€™s â€œMongrelâ€. The disc itself starts out with â€œGlory Kingdomâ€, and immediately hits listeners with a more fluid dynamic, manifested through increasingly intense and intricate time signatures. The fury in which they craft â€œGlory Kingdomâ€ does not give listeners time to sit, think, or otherwise get prepared. â€œGiven Lifeâ€ is more of the same, but inserts a little bit of hesher melody (think CKY meets Fu Manchu here) into the mix. â€œTo Catch A Tigerâ€ is more deliberate, plodding along but in a different way than many other acts. Rather than using their music as a blunt instrument here, The Number Twelve Looks Like You ties in a little Frank Zappa and At The Drive-In to make for a song that is completely unique, ensuring that â€œTo Catch A Tigerâ€ will be on listenersâ€™ minds for months to come.
â€œMarvinâ€™s Jungleâ€ is a similarly eclectic type of track, moving from a Lucero meets Against Me! type of vibe into skate-trash before finally settling into some of the hardest metal that this reviewer has ever heard. Each track on â€œWorse Than Aloneâ€ is significantly different than the others, meaning that listeners will have no clue where The Number Twelve Looks Like You wants to take them.
â€œWorse Than Aloneâ€ shows a band that is on the verge of breaking it big, a fact made all the more impressive considering that their style of music is decidedly not what is popular on radio and rock rotation currently. The bandâ€™s honest sound cuts to the quick and makes individuals re-evaluate themselves and the types of music that they have dedicated their lives to; The Number Twelve Looks Like You are revolutionary in the purest term. Buy â€œWorse Than Aloneâ€, and for the love of all that is holy, make it a point to see The Number Twelve Looks Like You live, wherever and whenever they may be playing at a venue near you.
Top Tracks: Given Life, The Gardenâ€™s All Nighters
The Number Twelve Looks Like You â€“ Worse Than Alone / 2009 Eyeball / 10 Tracks / http://www.itsnumber12time.com / http://www.vagrant.com