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Van Der Graaf Generator


Eclectic Prog

4.48 | 1998 ratings

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5 stars Refreshed after a break from recording and touring under the group banner, and having picked up a wild, aggressive energy during the recording of Hammill's punk-predicting Nadir's Big Chance, Van der Graaf Generator's official return to active duty is a dark, volcanic, furious ball of energy in the shape of an album. From the mysterious and foreboding opening of The Undercover Man (opening the album with some great flute from David Jackson) to the apocalyptic nightmares of Scorched Earth and Arrow to the existential horror of The Sleepwalkers, Van der Graaf Generator take the listener through a twilight world of demented saxophone, brooding organ, and impassioned vocals from bandleader Hammill. If the band needed to split up for four years after Pawn Hearts to muster the energy to deliver this unto the world, I say the wait was more than worth it.
Warthur | 5/5 |


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