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CATS IN SPACE - TOO MANY GODS ALBUM REVIEW

Harmony Factory / Cargo Records | Release Date: October 30 2015




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This sounds as fresh as clean, as joyous and as sweepingly melodic as vintage Journey but with a distinctive 70’s UK Melodic Rock bent that has you reaching for comparisons with bands like ELO and 10cc. To be frank it’s a breath of fresh air and so accomplished and well-executed you’ll be astonished.


Title track ‘Too Many Gods’ is one of the best here, sweepingly melodic and perfectly constructed but it’s only part of the story here, and whilst it may sit nicely alongside single ‘Mr Hearthache’ and ‘Only in Vegas’, it only hints at the sweet melodic seventies influences that saturate the album and lift it up whilst managing to filter out all of the more jarring anachronisms of that period of UK Rock.  


When you listen to tracks like ‘Stop’ and ‘Last Man Standing’ you can honestly believe that they were written in distant decades, and are fine songs in themselves but there is a huge kicker… Listen to tracks like ‘Unfinished Symphony’ or ‘Greatest Story Never Written’ and you will be blown away – they are timeless: huge songs and sounds like undiscovered classics from years gone by.


And that is what you most take away from the album the sheer brilliance of the song writing, the sheer weight and majesty of the songs that are not only capable of uplifting you but also taking you back in time to the days when everything was less complicated and music still had the power to change the world.


This is so fucking good and certainly one of the very best releases of the year. It’s great to hear a release that proves there are bands out there still capable of referencing the past with honour and love rather than jumping on the latest band wagon…


Amazing…

 

 

by Mark Rockpit

 

 


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