Life’s been a whirlwind lately, and that can mean one of two things. One, I want to listen to something that calms me down. Two, I want to listen to something that matches the energy I’m experiencing perfectly. It’s a little bit choose your own adventure, but I’m definitely falling in the second category more often than not, which is ultimately why I found Louder! by The Flux Machine  so delightful.

The album is incredibly energetic, but in a way that it doesn’t overwhelm the listener. A mix of sounds and styles, the group easily strikes out at you and pulls you in further and further with harsh screams in places and melodic, beachy music in others. It’s a fantastic blend that flows incredibly well together despite the extreme differences between the various songs. Attention grabbing is impressive all on its own, but the album doubles down and retains your interest in it, because there’s no telling what you might hear next.

The Flux Machine knock it out of the park with this album, and they certainly make you want to hear even more with every single track on the album. It’s truly a riveting album, as well as one that is easy to listen to in the background on repeat. I highly recommend that you go seek out this album immediately and listen to it, because I certainly found yet another band to keep my eye on for the foreseeable future.