Author: Leon Blair
Winter isn't typically known as a favorite season for many people. Sure, there's the joy that comes with the holidays and the starting over with a brand new year, but it's also a time filled with sorrow as well. The weather may not be a problem for you depending on where you're from, but for those who have experienced the feel of winter, it's often filled with frigid temperatures and horrible condiditions that can leave us longing for the days of better weather. It's the antithesis not to just to summer in terms of weather, but in terms of mood as well.
With that said, it's almost fitting that my first review for the new year is an album that seems to encapsulate those dark feelings. You see, while “sorrow” is the term I used to describe this time of year, I don't mean to suggest a negative connotation in this instance. Like I said, it's a time to begin anew, to find yourself and figure out who you want to be, and there can be a sense of poignant beauty hidden within. In that sense, it's fitting that I'm choosing to review the debut album from the Coal Flowers now.