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4 stars When this album is put in the three star section, you know somethings wrong!

Well, I dontknow much about this band, except this album, WHICH IS EXCELLENT!

I've heard people talk that Hogarth has no voice and no emotion, complete Bull****. I have trouble listening to the title song without crying like a baby ; ), but seriously, listen to the last three tracks and tell me Hogarth is bad at what he does! Now as amazing as this album is, I would have to say that the epic of the album, Goodbye to all that, is probably the least enjoyable. Because it has five minuetes of sheer nothing, but weird ambient noises, the ending of the song is quite spectacular though!

Just about every song is about a four star plus, the big lie, and hard as love, are quite un inspired, but have some very nice guitar work. Living in the lap of luxury, is another one of those songs, but Rothery's voice is jst too good to ignore.

Well I might as well give you the concept of the album...

So, it's about a society hating girl, who thinks the world that she live in is just made of lies from the government, parents, school ect ect. She even trys running away, but eventually gets found "cries while she is being dragged home", I'm not sure, but I think she is an opium addict and fantasices aout living the high life. Eventually she throws herself off a bridge and dies. She wakes up in heaven, or some other life in the last song... which is also beautiful, and ends on a high note.

*EDIT* Well, I simply Overated the album, a couple of completely non prog songs is in no way deserving of five stars.

Well there is Brave in a nut shell, but you have to listen to it to understand... SO LISTEN TO IT!

Dim | 4/5 |


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