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4.0 out of 5 stars GARY NUMAN STILL DELIVERING WITH THE HAUNTINGLY GOOD "DEAD SON RISING", 21 Oct 2011
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Most artists and musical acts who have over 30 years in the business and a strong back catalogue are happy enough to rest on their laurels and tour the world playing their well known songs to fans new and old, not Gary Numan who has always been about evolving and playing his new material whilst throwing in a few classics but giving them a new feel along the way. So it should come as no surprise that Numan releases "Dead Son Rising" a new album that delivers big time and even throws in a few new ideas along the way. "Jagged" collaborator Ade Fenton is along for the ride as they take unfinished demos' tracks and ideas that have been lying around and deliver an album that is one of Numans finest.

The album begins with the excellent atmospheric instrumental "Resurrection" before the beats of "Big Noise Transmission" take over, the song has a real Prodigy feel about it and has Numan on fine vocal form and at times whispering the lyrics. The first single from the album "The Fall" is also one of the standout tracks starting out with a guitar sounding like Nine Inch Nails "The Day The World Went Away" from "The Fragile" album before some big beats kick in, it also features a great break down as Numan sings "How Does It Feel?", the song is about a friendship that ended.

The song "When The Sky Bleeds, He Will Come" is another standout as it builds slowly before a big industrial sounding guitar kicks in. We get two versions of the one song on the album in the song "For The Rest Of My Life" which is good but bettered by the reprised version that opens with a quiet piano before an acoustic guitar joins in with Numans vocal that is buried in the mix, it again sounds like Nine Inch Nails this time something of "Ghosts", Trent Reznor is a big influence on Numan now just as Numan was for Reznor when he was starting out. The song "Dead Sun Rising" is a song full of big beats and distorted synths and uses Numans cold vocal style delivery perfectly.

It's great to have Gary Numan making new music in the year 2011 and great music at that especially for a man who took a right bashing from the press, who should be ashamed of themselves for the way they treated him, it's great that he had the last laugh when so many acts came out and said how much an influence he has been on their carears. With "Dead Son Rising" there might be a few more joining that list!
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