The EP opens with a down and out ode to Morrissey. The discontented trills in the voice of singer Ray Lark emulate His Mozzness quite accurately. The song is murkier, darker than The Smiths or Morrissey solo ever came up with. The influence is there out in the open though.
Colors Bleed allows Crooked Ghost to experiment a bit more than on the LP. That sets this release apart from the main body of work, which as such is a good thing. 'Sinew In Red' and 'Golden Blue' are études in soundscapes and shredding that may one day be turned into a full-blazing song. Both have lyrics and especially the latter returns to the song format. Yet, it remains rough and unpolished, giving the impression that it is not fully finished. I do see a great anthem to end a set with, before the encores. 'Golden Blue' allows everyone in the band to go full out at eardrums splitting levels. Lasting over seven minutes it does give full opportunity indeed.
|Promo photo: Rome Widenhouse|
Colors Bleed is an interesting new piece of work by Crooked Ghost. Following up on the welcomely received 'Skeleton House' this band remains one to keep an eye and ear out for.
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