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TALES FROM THE LUSH ATTIC

IQ

 

Neo-Prog

3.85 | 321 ratings

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Theo Verstrael
4 stars Actually this one should have 4,5 stars as being so close to a real classic not to be missed by anyone. I dared not to grade it that high for it is only their official debut and so much more great great albums were there to emerge from this bunch of nice lads residing in the New Forest and surroundings. But what a debut this is!! The last human gateway grabs you by the throat once Pete Nicholls reallu starts to sing and it will never loosen you. It is such a brilliant song that it never bores you a second during t=its whole 20 minutes. Through the Corridors is maybe another reason why it didn't get the full 5 stars as it is a nice song but not too special. While that qualification holds truth for the rest of the songs of the original album. The enemy smacks is not less than haunting, both on record and on stage where Pete Nicholls really scares you off with his make-up. I have never heard a song grasping a real spooky scream this convincing!! And fortunately a very nice song is added on the re,astered version of this great record, albeit that it actually deters the listener from the real end, being the end section of "The enemy..'. But just enjoy it and realise that it was really their first record to date!
Theo Verstrael | 4/5 |

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