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5.0 out of 5 stars
Magical Chords, 23 Dec 2012
Bought the CD on the back of Serpents and although it's not representative of the album I'm so glad I did. Love the stark lyrics on tracks like Kevin's with it's refrain of "Dig your own grave" that sticks in your head long after you've played the track. Melancholia has rarely sounded so good. I can't stop playing the album which reaches a fitting climax with the final 4 songs. Saw SVE live in Cardiff in December including acoustic versions of Give Out and Leonard, that feature on the recently released deluxe edition of Tramp with the band reverting to electric guitars for a visceral Serpents and an utterly compelling rendition of I'm Wrong, replicating the cathedral of sound on the recorded version, ending in reverb.
My favourite track on the album has changed a number of times but is now the emotive All I Can, with it's cut glass vocals.
Music for adults, not felines and an album to treasure.