Caligula's Horse: Bloom
Progressive Australian quintet learn to go with the flow
Bloom is the third album from this fine Brisbane-based outfit that started out as a one-man band, and a debut for Inside Out.
It’s less oppressive than its acclaimed, conceptually based predecessor, 2013’s The Tide, The Thief & River’s End, although a reside of bleakness remains. The five-piece call their style a fusion of progressive metal and alt rock, but there’s no mistaking the heaviness, particularly via the album’s standout track, Rust.