Reviewed by Peter Timmis
Sit down and fasten your safety belts, this is going to be a ride you're not going to forget. Anyone familiar with the band already know what to expect; razorwire guitars, in-your-face drumming, a relentless pace and, of course, the maniacal vocals of James Liskutin aka Jamie Careless - the Christian equivalent of Johnny Rotten, maybe, a charismatic, engaging frontman in his own right, definitely. The album opens with the energetic "25 Feet Per Second" a song guaranteed to get audiences pogo-ing when the band perform it live. Not to be confused with some of the more one dimensional noise-merchants that litter the genre, there are big chorus's here that imprint themselves onto the consciousness. In particular the melodic groove on "The Evening Star (Jesus On The Street)" and "Bringing It Back Home" that features fuzzed up, heavy riffing that Led Zeppelin would be proud to call their own. The Bowiesque "Do You Believe (In God? In Love?)", written and recorded with electronic producer Patrick Hunter, is an interesting and successful diversion displaying new found levels of maturity and hinting at an exciting, possible future direction. Seemingly unstoppable and unwilling to compromise, the future looks very bright for [Careless].
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