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Whats The Time Mr Wolf
Whats The Time Mr Wolf

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars get the bonus track too, 5 Mar. 2007
This review is from: Whats The Time Mr Wolf (Audio CD)
In some ways I think this is like what the Raconteurs CD might have sounded like if they'd got it right. An excellent mix of Zep type heavy riffola with a more melodic side.

I expected to be disappointed by the so-called burlesque/cabaret the heaviness is mixed with, but the band pretty much have their eye on the ball throughout.

Also, I'd just say take the trouble to insert your CD into your PC and get the bonus track from the band web site. It's no throwaway tack, it's easily as good as other tracks on the album.
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Hymns: Ancient & Modern
Hymns: Ancient & Modern
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: £16.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last!!!, 26 April 2006
This review is from: Hymns: Ancient & Modern (Audio CD)
Hellfire Sermons were one of the more obscure 90's indie bands (though actually, they're still going). Even though they were championed by the likes of Bob Stanley and Everett True, they never achieved the success they deserved.

This CD brings together all their singles for the Esurient and Dishy labels, plus tracks from compilations and a flexi disc (remember them!).

Starting in a skewed-C86 style, the band evolved a sound somewhere in the regions of the Fall and the Pixies, but keeping a pop sensibility. It's visceral and sweet at the same time, with just the right amount of quirkiness thrown in.

I'd urge anyone who is interested in indie / alternative music to check this band out - they're a lost treasure. Hopefully this isn't the end of the story.

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