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5 Stars & No Wonder,
This review is from: Fourteen Autumns And Fifteen Winters (Audio CD)
The Twilight Sad's debut may be the finest debut album by a Scottish band for many a year.
It's delicate opening is a teaser only, as when the guitars kick in, it takes this album onto another level. Its like a sonic assault, with James' introspective lyrics holding their own amid the onslaught of the overdriven guitars. All the songs do follow a similar blueprint with the folk styled leaning's of the lyrics giving way to those guitars and feedback which always threaten to, but never does, drown out the songs.
It's a truly awesome album, it feels uplifting, even with the dark lyrics, and at times it's epic sound will draw you in, especially the last 2 or 3 minutes of And She Would Darken the Memory.... the instrumental section could be the soundtrack to the ending of a movie . Scotland should be proud.