- Audio CD (13 Jun 2005)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Universal / Island
- ASIN: B0009JOPBC
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 54,930 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
|3. Erosion And Regeneration|
|4. I Am Chromosome|
|5. An End|
|6. Holy Father Inferior|
|7. Worldly Divine|
"Guiltless" is as unnerving an opener as you'll ever hear: Ominous bass, drums that threaten to explode at any minute, strings that can only be descrived as evil, upsetting electronics and demonic whispered vocals. I'm tempted to call "I Am Chromosone" this album's "Dali", in that it's an industrial tour de force of epic proportions with ambient interludes. However, it is so much more. Whilst "Dali" is an explosion of energy, "Chromosone" is a veritable supernova. The coda in which Martin screams "Revolt" to an accompaniment of music that could effectively reduce even the most hardened of metal fans into a pile of quivering jelly is unforgettable.
Grech succeeds in mentality, yet he is an absolute master of the calmer sound. "Lint" is a moment of true beauty, so faint it's almost inaudible, so powerful it's unforgettable. "Venus" is almost pastoral, perhaps one of the most beautiful love songs ever penned. "Erosion and Regeneration" is genuinely scary, in which Martin recites a spell/prayer over a brooding backdrop.
Look at the adjectives I've used! I've had to use a thesaurus to describe this album. That alone is a reccommendation, words almost failed me. Put simply, this album is "not like other albums". It's bigger, bolder, better and will stand the test of time longer than anything else that could possibly be released this year.
The combination of a range of unusual instrumentation, rhythms, timbres, and the unnerving qualities of Grech's voice are combined in an utterly beautiful manner.
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