Pilgrim - Pilgrim

Friday 1st December 1995
Pilgrim - Pilgrim

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: Cassette EP

Reviewed by Cliff Doust

Whenever I receive a package from Tony I eagerly tear it open to view the contents. Should same be a demo tape I do not praise the Lord quite so enthusiastically - but having listened to this one I need don sack cloth and ashes and enter repentance mode. Pilgrim are a new band from Huddersfield, this is their debut demo and I am muchly impressed. The tape comprises five well produced tracks of (as described by band leader Paul Symonds) melodic rock. The arrangements are principally guitar based and very acceptable. Instrumental breaks are good without being OTT. The only criticism I can level (which without knowing Mr Symond's age may be unfair) is that the lyrics lack depth and/or poetry and are reminiscent of bare extemporaneous prayer set to music. That said, similar criticism can be made of 50 per cent of CCM. I hope Pilgrim arrive at their chosen destination!

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