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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.77 | 43 ratings

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5 stars We've all heard some variation of the joke about how great bands strung out on heroin suck after they detox. If the succession of titles in Grails' last 3 releases is an indication of the band's lifestyle then Take Refuge in Clean Living disproves that theory. The Black Tar Prophecies was an obvious reference to black tar heroin. Burning Off Impurities is almost certainly a reference to the process off refining the same or a similar drug. Take Refuge in Clean Living seems to indicate a change of behaviour. Although Take Refuge isn't quite as good Prophecies, it is better than Impurities. Just like those previous releases, Take Refuge offers a variety of moods and sounds served up with great virtuosity. Once again Grails has proven that they are one of the most talented bands around. Though far from derivative, Grails' influences are a little more apparent on this release. The presence of Pink Floyd is especially palpable. Fans of Pink Floyd, The Future Kings of England, Popol Vuh, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Porcupine Tree, Steve Hackett, and Six Organs of Admittance etc take notice.
epignosis11 | 5/5 |


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