Incubus released their first albums in 1995, a year in which alt-rock and metal seemed to have gone on a hiatus. Seizing the moment, Fungus Amongus and S.C.I.E.N.C.E received critical acclaim, but it wasn’t until 1999’s Make Yourself that the band earned themselves international recognition.
Part of Incubus’ appeal is their slightly ramshackle approach to making music. Alongside the hard metal sound that defines them, they’re happy to take on other influences, from electronica and jazz to R&B and hip-hop. The result is a trailblazing sound that has set the bar for art-rock bands hoping to follow in their footsteps.
Their sonic diversity means that no two Incubus albums sound the same, but still sport the trademark Incubus ambience. Trust Fall is drastically different from albums such as Light Grenades, once again proving that the band isn’t afraid to undertake a stylistic U-turn, to create something new and innovative.