The thing about Starless is that it’s a piece that immediately demands your attention – Ketzer don’t mess about and get right to business by opening with the title track, which begins with a catchy little guitar riff that almost immediately descends into the vocals, which are absolutely tremendously delivered and continue as such throughout the entire album. They’re not overpowering but have a great driving force behind them, and as such really help to keep things moving. At times the music is a little simplistically constructed but this is an approach that has worked for Ketzer.
Later tracks in the album are just as memorable as the earlier ones, resulting in an all-round consistent album from the band and one of the highlights is White Eyes, a track that starts off acoustically before the band slowly add more elements until the listener is presented with a mighty and hard-hitting track that packs a real punch.
As a whole, Starless is a great listen and showcases a band that is currently on the up – 2016 is surely going to be Ketzer’s year.