Release Date: 14 December 2015
Format: LP Double Vinyl
|Crippled Black Phoenix I, Vigilante Limited Gatefold 180gram Etched Vinyl 2LP Set
In 2006, Crippled Black Phoenix released their first album, A Love of Shared Disasters, followed in 2009 by Resurrectionists and Night Raider; it was their fourth album released in 2010 on Invada Records - I, Vigilante - an album of uncompromising soundscapes and 'end-time ballads' that garnered the band & album widespread critical acclaim within the media worldwide. 2012 saw the more conceptual studio album, (Mankind) The Crafty Ape and the most recent album in 2014 White Light Generator.
On I, Vigilante, CBP create songs that feel both sky-crackingly epic and intimate at the same time. "We Forgotten Who We Are" is an 11 minute thundering storm which powers through sections of head-nodding chugging guitars to a sunrise of happy melody and back, "Fantastic Justice" is a staggering display of songwriting, with twists and turns that make the band sound like a mini orchestra - horns, strings, crashes and swoons with Greaves the dark conductor. The spoken-word opening to "Bastogne Blues" is perfectly evocative for a genuinely troubled song, CBP's command of bleakness is at its strongest here; cinematic doesn't come close to describing the song's emotional resonance. When I, Vigilante threatens to disintegrate into a black hole of misery, a faithfully screaming version of Journey's "Of a Lifetime" shows a sense of humour and some sweet guitar tones.
Kscope are set to release I, Vigilante for the first time, as double gatefold LP, with 3 sides music and a fourth side featuring a stunning cover artwork etching on 180g black vinyl.
We Forgotten Who We Are
Of A Lifetime