i *love* this album.
i should have gotten it before i got madonna, but i didn't.....
if you've heard of the art-punks trail of dead, then this is them at their finest, i think.
the album starts with 'richter scale madness', a song which was beased around a jam the guys did of a well-known hymn... and it's great
'novena without faith' is a brilliant semi-instrumental track, with soft whispered lyrics, and a climactic change in dynamics.
'fake fake eyes' is another rocker... im assuming youve heard some tod...well imagine what you know, and make it more ...rockier... 'half of what' is personally my favourite of the album.. beautiful melodies, which conrad's voice just seem to fit to... it makes me cry. 'gargoyle waiting' is another rock n roller.. again, building up to a crescendo ending. 'prince with a thousand enemies' is another blinder...starting off whispered, then comes the riff, then full-blown rock, tod style! and then a breakdown to more soft, subtle, and heartfelt lyrics, for your heart to be ripped out once more, and the loudness is then resumed to the end....
'ounce of prevention' is chaos, but beauty also.
'when we begin to steal' - slower paced, but just as amazing
if youve ever been into art rock / punk... any of those genres then get this album!!! conrad keely is god