Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by jem88, Apr 5, 2008.
Picked it up on vinyl the other day. Great, great, great album!
That's the best of his "early" not so freaky period
The 5 Easy Pieces box set is pretty cool for an overview of much the early stuff
It just flows beautifully. Angels of Ashes and Rhymes of Goodbye are hypnotic; The Old Man's Back Again has a great groove; The Seventh Seal is over the top and all the better for it. Best $25 I've spent recently.
Even though it's not as freaky as Drift, there's definite darkness in the lyrics. A small sample:
The Angels of Ashes
will give back your passions
Again and again
Their light shafts
will reach through the darkness
and touch you my friend
They'll fly in a mind dance
and blind you with wings
wrapped in flame
If you're down to an echo
they just might remember
In the unbroken darkness
where emptiness empties