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4.0 out of 5 stars
A return to the old-school., 2 Jan. 2003
How do bands like BHC get ignored by so many people? Its unfathomable, and indefinately ridiculous.
Where so many newer groups fall down, BHC simply float on water. Like jesus. Or a leaf.
They do everything perfectly right from the outset, as a result its hard to find a fault on any of the tracks. With the sometimes absurd lyrics that adorn a good share of the songs, and sweetly tuneful guitar backdrops, the whole scene just becomes alive with musical prowess.
The guitar work on this album is fantastic, and painfully unsung. Melodies that bear a plentiful helping of eastern flavour that can blow you away with their excellence, and catchy distorted rock choruses will have you screeching around like music has been re-invented. Sounding like a slightly heavier and less willowy Led Zeppelin, they're truly where rock should be heading, if there's justice in the world.
Its worth mentioning the drumming too, not because you notice it, but because you don't. Un-intrusive drumming is a skill hard to come by, especially in rock and metal circles, where there's a heavy emphasis on loud - which drummers do so well. Here we find BHC's drummer accompanying the tune's melody and emotion effortlessly. World class, in an obscure way.