Twin Flame – Second to None | Album Review

Band has released their first full length album 'Second to None'

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When I spun Twin Flame‘s album ‘Second to None’, I immediately felt the grunge filled anger in the their music that thrust me back to the pained Nirvana glory days that bust open Seattle’s grunge era. It’s been awhile since I’ve heard something new that embodies that classic grunge feel and has such a familiar darkness to it, yet a bit darker than the classic grunge most are used to with some infusion of a bit of stoner rock essence in their sound.

The bands vocalist Ale, explores his painful story of struggling with mental illness through ‘Second To None’. Music has become an outlet for him to process everything he’s been going through. “He has been a patient in psychiatric hospital and he still hears voices inside his head”. Therefore some of the lyrics are dark and you can feel the pain, anger, mania and struggle in the feel of the music.

I think this album is one many people can relate to today.  It’s not a secret that many people are struggling with mental health today.  We’ve seen countless tragic stories from everyday people to those who are famous that outwardly appear to have it all but secretly and not so secretly face crushing mental health issues. Something that’s been a huge stigma, but is slowing being less stigmatized and becoming especially relevant as people become more aware of the people around them that live with these same struggles.

The band, a trio, is persevering and making their music which is now starting to incorporate live shows they weren’t able to do before due to Ale‘s struggles with mental illness.  When asked about their name Twin Flame, the band describes their name as follows: “Twin flames are literally the other half of our soul. We each have only one twin, and generally after being split the two went their separate ways, incarnating over and over to gather human experience before coming back together. Ideally, this happens in both of their last lifetimes on the planet so they can ascend together.”

This album and band are definitely work checking out! Their album is linked below via Spotify.  Take it for a spin and head over to our Facebook page and let us know what you think about it.

Listen to Twin Flame ‘Second To None’ on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2AHij3p 

Line-up:
Ale: Guitar & vocals
Mike: Bass
Niko: Drums

Track list:
1. Fallout
2. Straight Through to the Other Side
3. Handwriting
4. Free as a Bird
5. Let the Blood Flow Down
6. She’s Just a Child
7. Candlelight
8. Hermit
9. Free Your Mind
10.  I Belong To the Devil
11. Change is Coming
12. IXTLAN

YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHJBLTm6Ns0rGpk31WjO6Bg

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/TwinFlameOfficial

Recorded at Vintage music AH Studio. Mixed and mastered by Juho Rinne.

Twin Flame
Album: Second to None
Label: Independent
Genre: Alternative/Grunge Rock
Release Date: January 2018 
3.5/5.0

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I am music fanatic, writer, photographer and aspiring to play guitar/bass so I can write the music I hear in my head, plus play some of the sick riffs I hear on albums I listen to. I love travelling to see new places, meet new people, learn about local cultures and live with chronic wanderlust. Music, travel, good friends/family and enjoying life is key! I write for Global Music Mayhem, Rocknytt.net (Sweden) and HRH Magazine (UK). You can follow my photography on Instagram: @yesterdazenews Facebook: @DianeWebbPhotography.