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Deckard | CD review | 2004

DECKARD - Dreams of Dynamite & Divinity LP (01/03/04)

Review by Dawn

Scottish quartet Deckard promise to tackle subjects such as "trans-sexuality, the love-hate dichotomy, your girlfriend's coma and your general obsession with sex and death." Nothing that Westlife haven't touched upon a million times before then...

Kerrang! labelled the foursome's music "perfectly crafted pop-rock", which succinctly sums them up - To Your Soul kicks off the album in a style somewhat reminiscent of Muse, but in a slightly less pompous style and one which is more instantly accessible than Matt Bellamy's grandiose orchestration and vocal gymnastics. Fizzing guitars gradually build and then suddenly fade into Moonlight Sonata-style pianos and it becomes apparent throughout the album that, although their roots lie in retro rock, Deckard also maintain a compelling, melodic originality, making this one of the most instantly addictive collections of guitar anthems of late.

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