Kill Your Heroes aka Nic Barbieri is an artist based in East London. He apparently had a long association with various none too successful alternative bands in London and the South East of England. He now largely works alone in his home studio releasing what's referred to as: "The final bitter outpourings of a sick old man. It is called Revocate.
The album is a mix of different energy and genres. That being said it had a flow to it and seemed like a sequence of songs that benefits from listening to from beginning to end.
“I Think She's Sleeping” gets the music going. The music was somewhere in the vicinity of old Joy Division. It’s dark but also somewhat similar in regards to the aesthetics. The post-punk and goth tendencies run deep in this song.
“Eastern Vampire” has some more energy but is also lo-fi. The post-punk tendenceis was just straight English punk from the ’70s in the spirit of The Sex Pistols. It’s a catchy song but also contains that dirt and grit that makes punk recordings so attractive.
“Little Boy Lost” was another slight deviation in spirit. This song felt somewhere between The Who and Kiss. The song is anthemic and often revolutionary sounding in the same way The Who sounds to me.
“Close Your Eyes” reverts back to the first song in a lot of ways. It’s a slow burn and gothic sounding. There is also some spoken word thrown into the equation as well which is over the top and melodramatic but works for the song. All things considered “Anger's Worth A Thousand Tears” felt like the most single worthy song. It’s a hard rock song from head to toe and felt arena worthy as if thousands of people would be singing along. Last up is the more pensive and intimate “Edge Of My Mind.” It felt like a good way to come off the previous song and also close the album.
My only critique was how lo-fi some of the songs were. I wanted a little more fidelity. Overall, I thought this was a solid set of songs which were well delivered.
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