The record company trailer released a few months back for this album didn't do it justice, focussing mainly on big, dense choruses. There's plenty of those, but it's more interesting than that. Full-on, but beguiling too, and a real true grower, as a previous reviewer wrote.
Consider getting the 2LP vinyl edition, which has a quality extra track, "Gabriel", which is unlike any of the other tracks so well worth having, and superior packaging including a gatefold sleeve, and a very nice full 12" black and white grainy / "on canvas" version of the cover art on one of the inner sleeves, with Peter's dedication to his wife Beyhan printed across his chest.
Peter Murphy is a strange and brilliant man. He first hypnotised me over the John Peel Show radiowaves when I was 8 in 1980, and he can still do it now. He's no relic, unlike the ridiculous British music writers who used to slate him constantly during the 1980s. Unlike Peter, they haven't done anything useful for a long, long time.
5 Low Tar Stars out of 5