Red Of Tooth And Claw

Album Review of Red Of Tooth And Claw by Murder by Death.

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Red Of Tooth And Claw

Murder by Death

Red Of Tooth And Claw by Murder by Death

Release Date: Mar 4, 2008
Record label: Vagrant
Genre(s): Indie, Rock

80 Music Critic Score
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Red Of Tooth And Claw - Very Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 80
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80

Murder by Death address a number of themes on Red of Tooth and Claw, none of them particularly uplifting -- consuming passion, dark romance, longing, revenge, death, and destruction. It may sound at first like the makings of a mediocre goth album, but the band's combination of a taut, tense, elegant delivery and poetic lyrics breathes life into each of Red of Tooth and Claw's songs. Like 16 Horsepower, Murder by Death explore a darker side of country-rock, and there are two important influences in evidence here -- vocalist Adam Turla owes much of his sound to Johnny Cash and Nick Cave, but doesn't cross the line into mimicry.

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