With a majority of TeamSESH producers covering the main mapping of the project, this leaves Bones to work in a skeleton hand over catchy instrumentation. With “TheDifferenceBetweenUs,” Banshee showcases this approachability while still maintaining a distance. Almost as if it was a foreboding cabin in the woods, Bones on “TheDifferenceBetweenUs” illustrates, “We could stop, drop, and roll forever, cause fires happen no matter the weather. You can hope for the best but you know the worst might come. Just leave my body somewhere dark, leave all my things in a box on the porch.” The fine mix of 808 percussion that clashes with the rattling hi-hats are a bright mix that co-exists within Bones’ depressed delivery.
Often filled with tracks consisting of single verses, this era of Bones is reflective with only a single piece reaching over the three-minute mark. A format that allows 13 tracks to be pushed over 29 minutes. One of the more bombastic tracks, “TheHandOfTheWitch” is a chilling instrumental that is both cold and destructive. The way that producer StereoRYZE can pin together these 808 patterns that shatter glass and a build-up through striking synth keys is the climax of a horror show. Where the evil finally reveals itself, Bones on “TheHandOfTheWitch” is able to form closer to shouts as he describes, “Motion fluid like oceans, got ‘em all wondering what’s the commotion. Look all they see is a corpse that’s smoking, till I turn Bones and I show ‘em who own it.”
Where Banshee is a solid mix of both poetry and splashes of fire over crisp production, the record as a whole can be boiled into one of the strongest releases from
The ghost floats through the forest as if there was nothing touching it, similar in a way that Bones can cascade over these tracks and format a treasure trove on Banshee. Working as his third release of 2015 before April was over, the hardest working skeleton continues to impress even after the initial bonfire has faded out.