dEUS are back! The world is a brighter place due to the existence of this band. If I encourage one person to buy one dEUS album and treasure it, that will make me ecstatic.
Ok, this is not dEUS's best album, but I don't think anyone was expexting it to be. It is, however, a damn fine return from the Belgies. Great melodies, subtle hooks, killer riffs, bouncing basslines, this album has the lot. Not as insanely leftfield as 'Worst case scenario' or 'In a bar under the sea', this album does however reveal a maturity and real zest for life and music. Opener 'Bad Timing' is an absolute belter, building and soaring to utter genius, this is one of my favourite dEUS tracks ever. Elsewhere, 'Include me out' is tender and beautiful with a ridiculously addicive hook. 'Sun Ra' is a real rock song, near 7 minutes of blissfull rocking, whilst 'Nothing really ends' is plain sweet, almost twee (but not quite). All told, there is not a weak track on the album. It plays phenomenally well live, if you get a chance to see them, take it!
Don't expect 'In a bar under the sea', but expect to be entertained. Expect your world to brighten.