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Emmaline Muchmore
Inviolate
Unknown Alloy

American singer Emmaline Muchmore has a bold, brassy voice and a sound that takes in pop and rock. Her songs are intriguingly written tales. "Coming Down" sounds anthemic with big sweeping choruses and a dynamic lead vocal. "Inviolate" has Muchmore switching between a half spoken delivery and shouting. The instrumental backing is full of bombastic guitars. "Slow Down" is soulful and filled with tension. The lyric deals with a murderous femme fatale who might have walked straight out of a 1940's film noir. The bluesy, trip-hop influenced "Bessie" is as good as anything Portishead has ever done. Inviolate is a powerful record.

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