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Dead Heroes Club



3.83 | 38 ratings

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4 stars This is the second album by Irish Neo-progressive band Dead Heroes Club. If you think the album cover has something of a Middle Earth feel to it that's because the artwork is by Ted Naismith, illustrator of Tolkein's works. However, the lyrics of this 6-song set aren't so much concerned with fantasy fiction as with hard-hitting invective. The first track ''Theatre of the Absurd'' is clearly informed by the political situation in the band's homeland, while ''A Gathering of Crows'' is a polemic on the twin targets of organised religion and war. From a musical viewpoint the songs are well crafted, generally melodic and tuneful but at times hard- edged and aggressive as on ''The Centre Cannot Hold''.

''A Time Of Shadow'' is a fine album that may appeal to fans of Pink Floyd, Genesis and, in particular, Marillion. It's not the most optimistic of works but is recommended nonetheless.

seventhsojourn | 4/5 |


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