Quicksand 'Interiors' (2017) ****

I don't know why, but I wasn't expecting to like this album as much as I do. 'Interiors' mostly feels like Quicksand but a Quicksand with the benefit of Walter Schreifels having spent time in bands like Rival Schools, post-Quicksand. Which is to say, Sergio Vega's growly bass is still alive and well (and more prominent than ever here), but the guitar writing is stronger and more melodic.

Quicksand have always been an admitted influence on their contemporaries in the Deftones and a lot of 'Interiors' feels like modern day Deftones (Vega joined them in 2009 and is currently still a member), albeit with far better production. Speaking of, this is Quicksand's best sounding album - richer, fuller, and sounds great LOUD.

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