5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Fresh interesting synthpop,
This review is from: Danse Macabre (Audio CD)
Saddle Creek's The Faint have undergone a number of changes since their conception, but their latest album Danse Macabre is possibly their best to date.
Focussing less on guitar, and produced with a more 'dancey' feel, this album mixes genres, but delivers the now extraordinarily unique and recognisable Faint sound. Conjuring up images of murder, death and betrayal, the songs tread into 'Joy Division' territory, with brilliant thought-provoking lyrics. However, the ability of the songs to get you dancing is what really makes the difference. Armed with piercing analogue synthesizer sounds and the Transformers-esque vocals, this is a band that really should be a lot bigger than they actually are.
Standout tracks are - Glass Danse, The Conductor, and Agenda Suicide.
Also, if you get a chance to see them live, I highly recommend it.