MAGNUM

(UNITED KINGDOM)

SACRED BLOOD DIVINE LIES

(2016)
LABEL:

SPV STEAMHAMMER

GENRE:

MELODIC HARD ROCK

TAGS:
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""Sacred Blood Divine Lies" is a magic potion for the spirit, an ointment for the morale."
LYNOTT (02.03.2016)  
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With their thirty-eight year career, the septuagenarians Tony Clarkin and Bob Catley continue to offer us, at a steady pace and to our great pleasure, a new present, like a challenge to the passing of time. "Sacred Blood, Divine Lies" is Magnum's 18th album. At this level, we can talk about an institution. 

Since "Kingdom Of Madness", released in the middle of NWOBHM in 1978, the English have resisted two centuries of fashions. And even if the hard FM (the States had to be seduced) came during some albums to fit in in a way that some people judged without embarrassment, the spirit was always present at least in filigree, that of the classic and melancholic British rock, a bit hard and a bit prog. 

Magnum has no equal for telling us stories and Tony Clarkin is the talented designer, as usual. "Sacred Blood, Divine Lies" is what we all expect from the English. Efficient riffs, luminous solos, delicious piano keys, intelligent variations, emotional bubbles, moments of absolute emphasis, a melancholy that one is surprised to feel galvanizing. To listen to Magnum is to see the sun appear in the middle of a clearing after the rain. 

The work is compact, and it is delicate to bring out key titles from it. Each track has its own atmosphere, no passage is superfluous, no impression of extension is given, the English go to the essential. Everything is studied, each composition revealing, listening after listening, its share of discoveries. 

So don't hesitate a single moment, throw yourself to your heart's content on this album, and once again you will come out of it fulfilled. The gentlemen of rock have once again released a magic potion for the spirit, an ointment for the morale. Wherever Magnum goes, the torments pass.
- Official website

TRACK LISTING:
01. Sacred Blood "Divine" Lies - 6:41
02. Crazy Old Mothers - 5:48
03. Gypsy Queen - 4:29
04. Princess in Rags (The Cult) - 5:27
05. Your Dreams Won't Die - 5:25
06. Afraid of the Night - 4:32
07. A Forgotten Conversation - 4:56
08. Quiet Rhapsody - 5:40
09. Twelve Men Wise and Just - 6:18
10. Don't Cry Baby - 5:05

LINEUP:
Al Barrow: Basse
Bob Catley: Chant
Harry James: Batterie
Mark Stanway: Claviers
Tony Clarkin: Guitares
   
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