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Recording:
  Folklore  
 
Artist:
  16 Horsepower  
 
Label:
  JetSet  
 
Release Date:
  6.August.2002  
 
Reviewed by:
  Malimus  
         
 
Rating:
   
         
 
Review:
 

This album has the same general vibe as Black Heart Procession's Amore Del Tropico, but with more emphasis on the Americana and roots country influences.

David Eugene Edwards splices apocalyptic Christianity into his songs with effortless grace. Like all goth-ish bands these guys tend to walk the thin line between moody art and mawkish pretension, but they generally end up on the "no need to beat them" side of that line.

Folklore is a very good offering. The band has jettisoned all of their previous flirtations with basic rock structures and descended fully into the southern gothic milieu, with much success.

Some folks say this is their best work yet, and while Id still take Sackcloth and Ashes or Low Estate, I can see where the discussion can be had.

 
         
 
Related Links:
  This is a mini-review composed to go along with Malimus' 2002 Year In Review list. It might make sense to read that whole list.  
         

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