There’s a lot to love about this album. The songs are well structured and cleverly put together, and although they are long, at no point do they drag. There’s a welcome dynamism to them and a use of light and shade. The production helps this massively; the guitars are raw and massive, the bass chugs away and the percussion is clear and big. The vocals add an emotive texture and there’s a wonderful feeling of humanity about the whole album; its texture, the warmth of the sound and the edges of the performance feel authentic, epic and real.
(echoes and dust)