Andersons earey guitar sounds and melodic riffs are what make this one of the best albums i've listened to in years. The best track by far is Moniker which i found out was actually originally meant to be called Seven!! soemthing to do with labelling... anyway the thing i love about this track is how it is a very calm and tranquele track which evolves with every minute of listening and the more into the song you get the better it is. Finally what you get hit with is a large,10 guitar, palm muted, heavy ending. The way all albums should be, leaving you on a high screaming for more and in anticipating the next album.
And one last thing, the lyrics to the album are amazing, just listen and see if you can figure out what they mean to you? For me Reprisal is a song that sounds like its explaining the events of the atom bomb being dropped on japan in WW2 but most certainly isnt. Personally it sends a message that you may think you are lucky in life and get away with things you shouldnt but in the end it will come back to haunt you.
But to end on this,like i said before, It's one of the most phenominal and musically different albums i've ever heard and worth the £5 that is so reasonably priced at.
A Shining Glimmer Of Things To Come
Take a Bow anderson and accecpt credit where credit's due. This "mini" album of 6 tracks is a good, possibly encrouching on great record, but there is plenty room for improvement, and any one who has seen these guys (and girl) live recently will agree that the new material is on a much more superior and in a way more mature level.
But lets not focus on the negative, what you have here are 6 tracks of raw emtional power that have the ability to provoke some thought in some form. Like past greats such as the cure and the smiths anderson have managed to encapture the essence of using uplifting and inspring music, while laying vocals with a darker tone, at the same time anderson have managed to keep the balance right and not make their debut piece a "durge in the dark" making the record enjoyable to listen to.
In short its a great effort with some awesome riffs, hooks and beats, and it leaves you wanting some more, and I think that anderson can flex their musical muscles next time! So keep your ears peeled!