A horrible hack


The Stormy Petrel

Year Released: 2010
Format: CD
Label: No Idea Records - Big Ugly Fish Records
Reviewed by Lee Toy on Mar 2, 2010
I donít even know how to start this review, Iíve been excited about this album ever since I heard a rumour Leatherface were writing a new record, about twelve months ago. I had to scrap the initial review I did on this record because I was so overjoyed with having the records in my hands all I saw was sunshine and rainbows, thatís not what Leatherface do.

After a few days of nearly continual play dare I say I like it even more than I did when I wrote the first review? There isnít much I can say that hasnít already been said about the band. These guys are hugely influential for a reason and this record should keep them with a strong foothold for a good few years to come. Putting this record on feels like putting on the comfiest pair of slipper youíre ever likely to wear. Donít let the bringers of doom trick you into believing this album isnít as anthemic as say... Mush. Give the likes of ĎíBrokeníí and ĎíBelly Dancing Stoatíí a couple of years and people will be heckling to hear these songs.
Recommended record by Collective Zine!

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