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 I’d still
take Sackcloth and Ashes or Low Estate,
I can see where the discussion can be had.