To Bury A Ghost - 'The Hurt Kingdom' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Nev Brooks   
Saturday, 13 November 2010 05:00

buryghostWhat an interestingly packaged disc. Usually this means that the music inside is not going to attract the general public, in fact if they have to fight as hard as I did to get the raffia wrap off then they'll stay away in droves!!! Then you have to negotiate the slide-in card sleeve inside the clear plastic cover (point of interest marketing bod, even if the designer thinks it's a good idea, sometimes, as in this case, let the music do the talking!!!).


This is a cracking EP produced by Russ Russell (Dimmu Borgir and Napalm Death) that nails the angst, attributed to Radiohead so often, hints at Muse, draws on the Ryan Adams school of vocals, lifts a bit of the Jimmy Gnecco (Ours time) style, all bound together in a really clever musical package. My only criticism, why lift the base run from 'Smooth Criminal' on the opening track "Birthday"? - it jumps out and doesn't quite sit where it should. 


Five tracks isn't quite enough in this case, can't wait to get a full album's worth. The more you listen the more you hear, not bad at all from a band hailing from the East Midlands.