Polar Opposite

by: Sick Puppies

For Sick Puppies’ Polar Opposite EP, the Australian alt-metal three-piece reworks former songs from its Tri-Polar album (with the exception of "All the Same" from Dressed Up as Life) to turn them into soft acoustic numbers. They have done stripped-down re-recordings before, on Live and Unplugged, but this time the band brings production into play, adding orchestral flair and using the studio to smooth out any rough edges. Since the heavier recordings of these songs were pretty glossy to begin with, these variations aren’t quite polar opposites, and as slower versions they lack oomph. At best, die-hard fans might appreciate the chance to hear a new take on the material. ~ Jason Lymangrover

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