the realm of heavy amplification. Darker and more brooding than their recent work, it's
also perhaps their most richly melodic to date - the interplay of their three guitar lineup
has never sounded more fluent than on these eight songs, nor their songcraft more welldefined.
This is a record whose alchemical charge arrives from a reinvention of loud rock
shapes into forms both feral and fresh - whilst Hey Colossus can still bludgeon with
overamped vigour, as on the hypnotic and devastating krautrock-Jesus-Lizard hybrid of ack
In The Room' they can also deliver the haunting waltz-time serenade of
alenture Boy' with uncompromising fortitude,
with the new-found confidence and allure of Paul Sykes' vocals at the forefront. These
menacing and immersive songs chronicle a band exploring a unique sound and invigorating
approach in a decade in which cliches and genre pieces in the realm of the psychedelic
have frequently surrounded - here the six-piece find themselves transcending the
limitations of the underground scene from whence they came, whilst exposing the paucity
of inspiration in much of the guitar-rock mainstream.