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The Cooper Temple Clause - Kick Up the Fire, and Let the Flames Break Loose CD (album) cover


The Cooper Temple Clause


Crossover Prog

3.40 | 7 ratings

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4 stars I had only heard 2 songs from these guys and I woudln't have called them prog, but then I got this album, and I discovered why.

This is another one of my charity shop finds, and I was glad beacause I had been looking for this album for ages.

The sound theseguys make is quite interesting, mixing alternative rock with electronica, art rock and at times atomopsheric prog and even a space rock vibe can be heard.

This album does have a very arty feel to it, which makes it so good in fact.

I don't have any other albums from these guys, and sadly they won't be making anymore, because they broke up, not a while ago, which is a shame, because these guys were really good.

1. The Same Mistakes - Love the build up in atmosphere. Love the climas at the end. A wee bit droney and repetative to be honest. 7/10

2. Promises, Promises - I think this was the first song I had heard from these guys. This wasn't the song that got me into them, but I remember it still being pretty cool.Kick ass riff. Very The Strokes and at times a wee bit grungy. Great chorus. 9/10

3. New Toys - Very Massive Attack meets Porcupine Tree. Amazing song with some amazing use of electronics. 9/10

4. Talking to A Brick Wall - Love the change in dynamics and the use of noise. Pretty cool chorus. 8/10

5. Into My Arms - Very laid back with some cool vocal overdubs. Reminds me of Thrice. Quite nice. Love the noisy ending. 8/10

6.Blind Pilots - Now this is the song that got me into these guys. This is their magnum opus. Just a great song with a magnificent chorus and build up throughout. It wasn't the song that really got me into them, but the music video. Watch it now on You Tube, it really is the greatest music video you will ever see. Very weird and quite scary. 10/10

7. A.I.M. - Love the dirty synth riff in this song. Very Massive Attack. Pretty cool chorus. This song does have a very Smashing Pumpkins Ava Adore vibe to it, but that is amazing song as well. The riff at the end kicks major ass. 9/10

8. Music Box - Another song ful of dynamic changes. The riff near the end is another Smashing Pumpkins esque ass kicker. 8/10

9. In Your Prime - Very Nick Cave meets Sonic Youth. Quite weird, but in a wonderfull way. 8/10.

10. Written Apology - Love the soft nature of this song. The piano chords over the guitar and vocals add to the solemn atmosphere. I love how this song just builds up throughout. The endng is very Merzbow meets The Orb. 9/10

CONCLUSION: This band was very underlooked, and they really needed more attention than they got, because they had alot more than we wanted from them. Sadly, they will be missed.

arcane-beautiful | 4/5 |


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