JACKSON COOPER LIVE AND LOCAL- All Living Fear-Coming Home (Album Review)
All Living Fear return with a new album recorded between 2009-2012 "Coming Home"
A glorious mix of dark cure overtones with the light and shade of great songwriting . Think The Cult/ Sisters OF Mercy.
2012's line up of Matthew North ( guitar & vocals) Steve Williams ( Bass) and Michael Soundy ( Drums ) create and draw you into a world containing just eight songs. They may not be in current musical vogue but it makes you wish they were.
Melodic opener Broken Child sets an acoustic atmospheric tone with follow up Broken Dream kicking its quieter sibling into touch .Its guitar strides giving a defiant two figures to its mother .Almost like a five year old growing into a teenager in the space of 5 glorious minutes. You get lost in its soul then it's over.
The albums textures and feel become more important with every listen.The gaps in the music ,breath and take on a life of its own within the recording space.
It's the new breed dressed in old clothes.
Highlights include the almost poppy sounding "Feel "with its simple hypnotic child like riff and "Breaking the fire" A solid drive through the rock landscape of old with its twirling guitar harmonies .Mirage rock is born and represented on an irresistible hook shaped platter.
Forgotten how good this music can be ? Then remind yourself today, with giving it the repeat listening it deserves.Its good to hear something real before music retreats again into the digital ether . Eight tracks and no filler. Yes please I say !
Jackson Cooper( Riviera FM )
Album out now .For more details go to their Facebook page