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HEYDAY

The Church

 

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3.08 | 18 ratings

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shyman
5 stars From my point of view, artistiscally speaking, along their career The Church reached their top twice (commercially is a different story as it is known). The first time was with this album. Although in most of The Church albums you might find a song or two that don't get your feelings high, with is one this is not the case, at least for me. Even "Columbus", which might be the weakest song of the album is a rather enjoyable song.

From the very beginning this album we find pieces of undoubtfully high quality. "Myrhh" could be considered as one of their best intro songs ever made, alongside with "Aura" and "Fly", probably. "Tristesse" is a unique proof of melodic sensitivity, "Happy Hunting Ground" is one of their strongest and most original instrumentals and "Roman" is a powerful yet melodic and haunting rock piece.

It is true that maybe this album is not, by far, one of their darkest albums, it is full of high beat and moving songs like "Tantalized" or "Youth Worshiper" but that doesn't have to be a bad thing. The Church wanted to give this album this character and they developed a masterpiece in the end.

So, for those who are in the beginning of exploring The Church's music (it is probable that they had begun with "Starfish", I did it that way at probably almost everyone), this album should be one the first checkouts. A highly recommedable album indeed.

shyman | 5/5 |

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