|The Duel - 'All Aboard The Crazy Train' (Ffrukit! Records)|
|Written by Dom Daley|
|Thursday, 17 November 2011 05:15|
'Crazy Train' - Nah, not that "All aboard the crazy train" malarkey but the Duel's 'Crazy Train'.
Starting out I had to check that they hadn't roped PiL Johnny Rotten in to sing the opening lines. With a strange sort of disjointed opener neither crashing in nor easing the listener in it's sort of out there to be fair, not leaving me with much feeling either way; if anything it's a little punk prog. The PiL comparison is a theme that can't be ignored; sure it's a bit more straight ahead and a little less eclectic but the style is in there. Finding myself halfway through the album and nothing has really grabbed my attention apart from 'New Dreams' which has a decent melody on the chorus but sounds like it was recorded in a tube station tunnel. 'Lonliness' has some good effects in the background of this heartbreak ballad (or as close as you're going to get to one).