Well its been 5 long years since the self titled cd, although this cd has been available from the band themselves since last June. This is a self financed cd, and as such doesnt come quite up to the standard set by the aformentioned self titled disc, the production isnt as punchy, but thats what budget and a name producer can achieve. The songs on offer are of a very high standard, a lot of effort has gone into the writing.
Onto the songs, 14 on offer including the intro of "As Day Fades..." First up is an up tempo rocker "Tonight" then straight into "Escape the World" a kind of single for the band back home picking up some airplay, and a great rock club track, with a catchy chorus. The Sound Of A Breaking Heart reminds me of the riff to their classic Rebirth, before the slower These Burning Memories and Windswept with the themes of loss, an emotive outpouring from singer CRegg, this is a theme running through the whole disc, breaking up with a person you love.
Love's Subtle Scheme is a favourite of mine, again a slow intro building full of emotion. Forever And A Day is up tempo rocker again, CRegg is more angry on this one,about being cheated on.
Everything is the closest track to a radio hit (if it got airplay!), but i think it's lacking compared to the rest of the bands songs, just missing some emotion to my ears.
You Don't Care has great verses, but the chorus is a bit ordinary. Beneath The Sea's Bed is yet another favourite, building up slowly,to a fantastic last part of the song with lots of emotive (that word again) outpouring from CRegg.
This Song For You starts with a mellow intro a haunting acoustic song. All The Love We Hold Inside is more of a rocker a great singalong chorus to rock out to.
Lastly is the title track The Passage a seven minute epic, building again from an acoustic beginning, lyrically dealing with choices in life. A great way to end the cd (and live show if they ever choose to).
This cd is definately CRegg's, his lyrics dealing with a very difficult break up, something most of us can relate to. There's a lot of 12 string acoustic which goes well with the songs.
They have their own sound, which alot of todays bands cant really say. Go on, buy this, maybe, just maybe, we'll be blessed with a boy hits car show in the UK again.
Boy Hits Car. Amazing live. Amazing recorded. All-around fun, beautiful, and heavy like a dump truck full of bacon! With their previous 2 albums, Boy really proved the original sound factor they bring to the table. My Animal, loaded with breaking tunes, was an incredible dive into the music world for a first album and should have been playing singles on everyone's radios. But that just makes it even better as a find for those that fell in love with following album shouting out great anthems like Lovecore, AIWTSFTO, I'm a Cloud and many others.
Now on to The Passage. This album truly marks the apex of the band. Every song compliments one another and makes for the perfect Boy Hits Car album and feel. It will bring everyone to know the band and will provide grounds for more amazing live performances. Truly one of the top 5 albums of the century so far! Check it out and you will be searching for everything by them