Polydor (2009) There is something to be said for second chances. Upon first hearing Memento Mori, second album from Texan major label melodic metal crew Flyleaf, it didn’t make much of an impression. Or, to be more precise, it made a very poor impression. Their first album, 2005‘s self-titled effort, was quite the concise displayContinue reading “Flyleaf – Memento Mori”
Cold Cave follow their acclaimed recent album with an EP for Matador. Main tune, and album cut, ‘Love Comes Close’ comes close to being really good. But there’s something missing. Our man Wes Eisold used to be in screamy hardcore band Give Up The Ghost. Really good, it was. But times change, and Wes isContinue reading “Cold Cave: ‘Death Comes Close’”
Load Records (2009) Lighting Bolt are a tough one to review. They have always been off in a world of their own. It’s a world of sky-riding, wonderful rainbows and hyper-magic mountains. A world where cover artwork is rendered lovingly, and innocently, to brilliantly detailed effect. Seriously, their sleeve art is clearly the portfolio ofContinue reading “Lightning Bolt – Earthly Delights”
Yep, I got a new camera. And, with it, the glorious return of Packaging Fetish! Yay!