Label: Hassle Records
Released: 21st October 2022
Brutus have built up somewhat of a reputation over recent years – something their latest effort, ‘Unison Life’, will only bolster. An album that pushes at the edges, it mixes the heavy and the serene with a deft touch.
Crafting soaring, sweeping soundscapes, vocalist and drummer Stefanie Mannaerts pierces through at will. ‘What Have We Done’ feels especially epic, ‘Liar’ thrashes against the dying light, and ‘Victoria’ drives forward in a way that’s impossible to dislike.
With a wider scope and a far higher ceiling, Brutus are a band at the top of their game. ■ Dan Harrison