All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell

All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell



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Three years after their breakthrough debut, alternative rock outfit PVRIS expanded their scope with the soaring All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell. The Lowell, Massachusetts trio hinted at this direction on "You and I" and "Empty" from the 2016 deluxe reissue of White Noise, so the polished production and streamlined pop-sense should come as no surprise to fans. Much like predecessors Paramore, PVRIS have grown from hard-hitting, punk-influenced hardcore kids into melodic powerhouses. Frontwoman Lynn Gunn's vocals remain the clearest distinguishing factor for the group -- her fiery performance on "What's Wrong" is a standout -- while guitarist Alex Babinski and bassist Brian MacDonald inject each track with a propulsive urgency. That increased intensity propels highlights like "Heaven," "Half," and "Walk Alone," the latter of which is one of a handful of songs that deftly utilize a harp. The inclusion of that angelic instrument shines a light into the gloom and moody atmospherics, lending an ethereal Florence + the Machine vibe, as it did on the aforementioned White Noise bonus, "Empty." Aside from the hard-rocking "No Mercy" -- the closest PVRIS come to the alt-punk sound of White Noise -- All We Know distinguishes itself from the 2014 debut with restraint, touches of beauty, and contemporary pop production, like a combination of That's the Spirit-era Bring Me the Horizon colliding with synth pop group Chvrches. Fans of their debut may grumble about this new direction, but PVRIS execute so well that they shouldn't have a problem attracting new fans with their hybrid pop/alt-rock sound. On All We Know, PVRIS take a crucial step on the right course toward finding their own trademark sound. ~ Neil Z. Yeung

Product Details

Release Date: 08/25/2017
Label: Rise Records
UPC: 0816715020598
catalogNumber: 502059
Rank: 32983

Album Credits

Performance Credits

PVRIS   Primary Artist
Chris Kamrada   Percussion,Drums
Blake Harnage   Synthesizer
Lyndsey Gunnulfsen   Organ,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Drums
Andi Elloway   Composite
Mikaela Davis   Harp
Alex Babinski   Guitar
Brian Macdonald   Bass

Technical Credits

Jef Moll   Drum Engineering
Blake Harnage   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Randall Leddy   Layout
Lyndsey Gunnulfsen   Programming,Additional Production,Layout
John Colangelo   Drum Technician
Andi Elloway   Cover Photo
Anthony Reeder   Engineer
Jarrod Fallon   Drum Technician

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