6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Stunning first track.........,
This review is from: The Lost Riots (Audio CD)
To be fair, this is by no means a bad album. But I bought it on the strength of the first track (The Black Amnesias), which I had heard on the radio and had blown me away. I also read the review that talked about Godspeed and Mogwai - I love those bands - I hoped HOTS would make an interesting listen bringing post-rock influence to a more radio friendly work. Unfortunately, after the first track, when the vocals begin, it goes down hill. There are some good moments (The Red the White the Black the Blue is a pretty good song), but nothing staggering. It's a shame, as they're obviously a very good band in many respects, but the guy's voice just isn't hot. They do play with passion and there's no awful songs on here, but it never comes close to the first, instrumental, track. Not bad but, from my point of view, a slight disappointment. Will still be interesting to see what they come up with next though.