Galactic Cowboys - At The End Of The Day

Monday 1st February 1999
Galactic Cowboys - At The End Of The Day

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
LABEL: Metal Blade MBD6201

Reviewed by Alex Figgis

  Galactic Cowboys refuse to follow trends.  ‘At The End Of The Day’, the band’s fourth outing for metal Blade, merely confirms what the band have stood for all of this time; unashamed art that is uniquely delivered by four equally unique musicians, bent on communicating truth… whilst not taking themselves too seriously!  Using the poppier elements of their sound (hinted at on ‘Space In Your Faith’ (’93) and partly expressed on their ’97 opus ‘The Horse That Bud Bought’); so much so, in fact, that it is impossible to pigeon hole them.  Alan Doss holds the production reins; once again enhancing the band’s overall sound.  Both Monty and Wally keep a stunningly tight rhythm section throughout the proceedings.  As usual Ben’s vocals are on top form, both exuding passion and discipline.  ‘At The End Of The Day’ sees the Cowboys still working through their past; riddled with hypocrisy and lies on the part of various record companies and certain individuals therein.  Though expressed both humorously and with plenty of wit, the Cowboys continue to vent and expose some deep seated issues; manipulation (“Puppet Show”), lies (“Mr Magnet”) and the pitfalls of the music industry (“Never Understand”) to name but a few.  Unafraid to be brutally honest, ‘At The End Of The Day’ brims full of refreshing reflections of life going by, where despair is balanced by faith and hope in Jesus (“Ranch On Mars (Part 2)”, “It’s Not Over”).  If you like quality music drenched in wit, coupled with lyrics that get the old grey cells working, then don’t miss out”

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