Incubus produces another winner

Nick Schmeichel

Nick Schmeichel

Incubus once again reinvents their sound with the release of their sixth studio album “Light Grenades.”

“Light Grenades,” which was released on Nov. 28, holds 13 tracks that show the group’s electric style and ability to create an album that engages the listener to the very end. Every Incubus fan knows that each album has had a different feeling to it. “Light Grenades” once again proves this.

“Quicksand,” the lead track, offers fans a new, slow, melodic presence. “Quicksand” leads right into “A Kiss to Send Us Off,” an upbeat, hard rock song with punk undertones.

“Dig,” which could quite possibly be the most impressive song on the album musically, shows off Brandon Boyd’s incredible talent with lyrics.

“If I turn into another, dig me up from under what is covering the better part of me. Sing this song. Remind me that we’ll always have each other when everything else is gone,” Brandon sings.

“Anna Molly” also shows off Boyd’s indescribable way with words in the title alone.

The title track of the album, “Light Grenades,” brings forth some of the old funk-rock blend that made Incubus famous.

Mike Einziger, Jose Pasillas and Ben Kenney show off their unbelievable talents on each song, showing fans that their abilities to write songs together have grown with each passing album. Chris Kilmore, who typically worked on samples behind his turntables, grows as he adds in different elements of music as well. This time finds him broadening his musical ability by playing the organ, piano and mellotron to different songs.

Each song on “Light Grenades” has a different and incredible feel to it and shows Incubus’ diverse style of music.