Good to hear them again
At last a new Cult album. Overall I enjoyed it, Astbury's vocal has deepened and is a little more fragile than the days of Love, Electric, Sonic Temple but I liked that and it still struts through this album. Duffy's guitar is still rocking. The openers are anthemic Cult trademarks and Citizens seems to have a riff or two from Rain. Diamonds is a disappointment but then the high point of the album- Dirty Little Rock Star borrows from Love removal machine but is never the less a classic. Unlike the dawsonator I loved Holy Mountain- Astbury in Morrison form and a great rock ballad. The rest of the album is pure Cult bombast - (Is he going on about Terrorhawks in Tiger in the SUn (?)) although track 7 reminds me of Sanctuary a little. Lots of Astbury trademarks 'Shake your hips baby', great Duffy riffs, thumping bass make it a recommended buy.