Tori Amos’ twelfth studio album is a little bit mysterious. There are no mellow dramatic and beautiful songs here, as seen in previous years with ‘Scarlett’s Walk’. In fact, this new album could be considered a bit of a low in her career, sad as it is to say. ‘Night of Hunters’ is just not the tortured soul that we all know and love. Tracks such as “SnowBlind” and “Seven Sisters” do not live up to the expectation of something powerful and piano ridden. Of course, it’s important to remember that Amos has incorporated a lot of classical woodwind instruments into this record, but does it work? Well, maybe we can say good on her for trying something different to her usual style. And there are some songs that have hints of the Tori Amos glow, mainly the album closer which has been named “Carry”. But ‘Night of Hunters’ definitely feels as if Amos has purposely left her personal side out and replaced it with something else that lacks a little. Let’s hope she comes back stronger next time.
Overall Rating 2/5