Rich with innovation, intensity and complex songwriting, Black Phantom Crusades represents a flawless mixture of art and math. Unpredictable and aggressive yet never out of control, Red Animal War pulls, screams and claws at the heart of guitar-driven rock as if they had just one last chance to save it. Multi-layered patchworks of instrumentation, intricate start-stop dynamics and sharply written melodies characterise the somehow seamless flow of each song on this amazing sophomore release.
Wrapped with smart lyrics that venture far beyond the domain of broken hearts, lead singer Justin Wilson understands that words can hit as hard as any instrument. The rhythm section is so driving and the guitar play so tricky. Whether the power of Black Phantom Crusades comes from its creativity, its vast depth of dynamics, its technical skill or its incredible performance, Red Animal War comes out on top...swinging, invincible and hard-hitting as ever. This is a tremendous accomplishment, a victory to say the least. It's that good, maybe even better.
Transparent green vinyl
A2. When Fat Pigs Fly
A3. Straight Lines For Construction Workers
A4. Making Zealots
A5. When I Get The Feelin´
A6. The Day After Yesterday
B2. And So It Begins With Bombs
B4. Photel California
B6. Right Now, Today, I Don't Believe In Hell
Red Animal War - Black Phantom Crusades
Thirty Something Records