The Cult – Choice of Weapon
The disc starts off with the electric “Honey from a Knife.” This is a fantastic song by The Cult that features incredible performances by Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy. “The Wolf” contains the classic Duffy riffage and the low register vocals of Ian Astbury, sounding a tad like U2, if they had balls!
The album turns dark with the song “Life Death.” The gloomy, spooky and shadowy tune slowly grows bigger and bigger, yet it stays sublime. Astbury’s lyrics on this epic tune are the best on the album. “Amnesia” is another classic sounding Cult tune and could be a good choice for a single as it comes closest to evoking the ‘good old days’ as any song on the new album.
The bottom line is that The Cult are alive and well and paying attention to the world around them and, as any true artist will do, reporting what they see to the rest of us. From their wide worldview to today’s confusing interpersonal relationships, The Cult have their finger on the pulse. They have returned with a great album that will have their hardcore fans wetting their pants with excitement. Yep, this one is that good…well, maybe not literally pants wetting good... but you get the idea.
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