Incubus A Crow Left Of The Murder (Epic) Rating: NNN
Incubus have ventured into slightly more mellow territory with A Crow Left Of The Murder than in their previous outings. There are some decent melodies along with a generally clean sound, better paced-out with less distortion and some good solos. It's not a work of genius, and some of the vocal lines and phrasing can be kind of stagnant, but it's a good direction for Incubus, who play with sound and lyrics, adding a more mature, relaxed feel. A stronger sense of humour and the absurd would be a nice addition and fit well with the sonic structure. Also features a bonus DVD.