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I really think this is a great record! Have many of you actually given it a proper go!!
but I'm more excited about the new one, really...!
It's really not the greatest Trail of Dead record they could make, think even Conrad was pressed for material (redoing Witches Web, they've had a demo of Queen Directory floating around for ages, Naked Sun is an old song dating back from his old band Benedict Gehlen days I think) not to mention the crescendo of the song So Divided sounds like bon jovi's Blaze of Glory and I did have to smile when people said Sunken Dreams sounds like evanescence, really does! Life sounds a bit too much like Genesis for my liking
On the plus side, the production muscles they're flexing on Wasted Stae of Mind are great, they've been doing a lot more electronica and sequencing on this record so it's a good bridging record, Eight Day Hell makes me think back to when they were called 'the punk rock monkees' and Stand in Silence is one of their top ten best songs definitely.
So yes, I've listened, occasionally go back to it and that's my opinion. Maybe it'll make sense in a few more years' time? :D
i'm prbably one of the few who preferred the progession to the more 'epic' sound. Cant wait for Century of Self!
I think it's ok, unlike a fair few on this site, but I don't think it's on a par with Source Tags and Codes or Madonna or even Worlds Apart