Now I understand that it’s only February, but I’m pretty sure that the album of the year has already graced my ears. The new Murder By Death record, Red of Tooth and Claw, is pretty much perfect from start to finish. Since I got a copy of it on Monday, it’s been the only thing that I’ve listened to. The album grabs you within the first few seconds and refuses to let go until the eleventh track rings out.
I’ve been a fan for quite sometime, but I had been a little down on them for a while. In Bocca al Lupo has some of my favorite songs by them on it, but overall as an album, it just doesn’t have it. It lost a lot of the flow that they had previously with Who Will Survive And What Will Be Left Of Them and was really just a collection of songs instead of a cohesive album. So after that album came out, I kind of figured that they had already peaked and started to lose a lot of interested in them.
Then this record happened and completely redeemed them for me. I highly recommend placing a pre-order for this so that you can have it in your record player right as soon as possible.