Decyfer Down - Scarecrow

Published Sunday 22nd December 2013
Decyfer Down - Scarecrow
Decyfer Down - Scarecrow

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 142092-21034
LABEL: Fair Trade Services 736211605993
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2013-08-27
PRICE: £9.99

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Reviewed by Ian Webber

After a reasonable break and change in lead vocalist, this North Carolina-based outfit open the followup to 2009's 'Crash' with a choppy guitar assault on the speakers. "Memory" is closely followed by the other heavy rock track on the album, "Westboro". Both settle into a metal groove that owes much to the late '90s but have a current drive and melody to them. Lyrically the latter of these is a forthright address to the infamous Baptist Church. A real plus throughout the album is the warm and gravelly vocal of TJ Harris which rides well over the slightly bluesy feel to the majority of the rest of the tracks. "Say Hello" and "Bleeding Lies" both catch the ear with strong rhythmical sensibilities. Sadly the second half of the CD does not match the promising first five cuts and the songs start to sound much the same. Grungy guitar work lumbers through the material, and although there are some pleasing tunes, passages do seem to labour a little. Closing out the album is the ballad "So In Love" which provides a slight lift to proceedings with a message of hope and reconciliation. 'Scarecrow' breaks no new ground as a rock album, but Decyfer Down have produced a polished and enjoyable listen that will please fans of Kutless and Pillar.


Sample Track Listing:
1. Memory [Listen]
2. Westboro [Listen]
3. Worst Enemy [Listen]
4. Say Hello [Listen]
5. Bleeding Lies [Listen]
6. Fight To Win [Listen]
7. Scarecrow [Listen]
8. The River [Listen]
9. Some Things Never Change [Listen]
10. So In Love [Listen]

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Product Description
This new album contains a mix of moody anthems, driving guitars and a heavy sound that is matched by weighty spiritual lyrics. The title track Scarecrow speaks to the fear we have of things that are different and unfamiliar, and how that fear keeps us from being accepting of people outside the church. The River weaves in unexpected Americana and southern rock influences before cranking up the volume. Scarecrow offers accessible hard rock which is edgy and unpredictable.

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