STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 34523-13316 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by John Baugh
Talk about not judging a book by its cover! A sleeve design that strongly suggests prog rock - you know, invading seafood, winged band logo, etc. But actually what you find inside is a great slab of the best sort of alternative rock - loud guitars, interesting chords, slightly punky yet quite tuneful. Not that the spirit of prog is completely vanquished; a bit like Radiohead these Heroes are not afraid to actually arrange and structure their songs with time signature changes and quirky moments - witness the almost operatic singing on the opening track "Visitors". And some of the tracks do go well beyond the three-minute pop song form. What I like here is that there is a sense of playing, grabbing whichever elements of music they like before doing what they fancy with it, seeing what happens, which is usually pretty good. Also as far as lyrics are concerned a certain intelligent and careful crafting is evident, which is always a hit as far as I'm concerned. So if you are in the environs of Dundee check out this hugely talented five-piece. Alternatively you can enjoy some of the tracks on Myspace, not to mention a slightly odd (in a good way) video introducing the band. Long live intelligent rock!
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