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This review is from: Heaven (Audio CD)
I've had this for quite few months now and feel that I have to share how brilliant this album is.
From start to finish, the album rewards the listener with each and every track. Great lyrics, vocal delivery, superb guitar riffs and timing hooks. I can't state enough how much this music has wormed its into my head.
"We Can't Be Beat" starts the album off in great effect, slow burner that morphs into a singalong ending, with those guitar timing hooks dragging you in with rythymical majesty.
"Love Is Luck" and "Heartbreaker" feature some genius guitar work and fantastic chorus'
"The Witch", "Southern Heart" and "Line by Line" follow with a slightly more mellow note but the tunework is mesmerising. It really draws you into the songs.
The second half of the album kicks off with "Song For Leigh" where Hamilton delivers a great vocal "If you follow me where I'm going, it might take some time but you never know.......I sing myself sick, sing myself sick about you!" A fantastic song, a real singalong. "Nightingales" swiftly follows in similar fashion, not quite a singalong, more of a whoa-whoa-along, if there is such a thing.
A brief slow interlude introduces the best two tracks of the album "The Love you Love" and "Heaven".
"Love you Love" has Hamilton delivering cutting lyrics over a super-catchy guitar fueled tune. "Heaven" couldn't be more aptly titled, a brilliant guitar riff floats over a simple beat but the lyrics are magnificent - "Stick with me, you're my best friend. All of my life, you always been. Remember, remember! All we fight for!" I love this song.
The album ends with two slower numbers but provide a fitting conclusion to a true masterpiece of an album. It has been crafted to be listened start to finish, how all the best albums should be written. Not just front loaded. This is fully loaded.
This will be in my top ten when I die, without any doubt.
Curious? Just buy it. Immerse yourself in it's majesty.
I read somewhere that Hamilton said that the band felt the need to deliver something to the fans, give something back.
Thanks for this gift. It was great seeing you guys last night in Manchester.