Reading the various reviews here & in the media I was expecting BSP finest album and on the first few listens I was disappointed. Now having played the album 10 times or so, I can say it's really grown on me, but it's not a 5 Star album.
I loved Valhalla Dancehall, but thought it suffered from having too many tracks (10 is the correct figure) & this does indeed have 10. However 3 of them pass me by & that's a shame
The opener (title track) is excellent, a typical BSP stomper. `Hail Holy Queen' is a slow burner but very good & track 4 `Loving Animals' is one I now really like. The album picks up pace with `Monsters of Sunderland' another standout track. The highlight of the album is the penultimate track `A Light Above Descending' which has a hint of BSP's finest song in my opinion `Bear'.
It's a shame they didn't include `Facts Are Right' from the bonus disc - a Transmission-esp guitar driven beast of a song.
Looking forward to Sheps Bush in 7 days time - Follow up, Sheps Bush was great!!!