NEW MODEL ARMY - Between Wine And Blood

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Alternative/Indie | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 164 / 10-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Ear | Autor: SaS

Small follow-up to last year's successful and great album "Between Dog And Wolf": Six new tracks on one, eleven live tracks on the other CD. In fact, due to an illness of drummer Dean White, they had to postpone the tour and found themselves in the studio for lack of other leisure activities. Surprisingly the six songs sound almost always like the 'old' New Model Army again and not like the tribal drum version of the last album. That means: rocky, pathos-soaked pieces, emotionally stirring and lyrically ambitious. Only "Devil's Bargain" would have done well on "Between Dog And Wolf" and is also the best piece of the EP. Apart from that, the epic "Angry Planet" - a new edition of the classic "I Love The World" - and the almost pop-like "According To You" are especially popular. On the live record, the throbbing drums sound even more driving than in the studio, and the songs a whole lot rougher. A whole concert would have been more beautiful, though, so you only hear excerpts from the last album.

Top track: Devil's Bargain

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