Amor For Sleep - What To Do When You Are Dead (Equal Vision 22/02/05) - Album Review

Amor For Sleep

Amor For Sleep - What To Do When You Are Dead (Equal Vision 22/02/05) - Album Review

Amor For Sleep
What To Do When You Are Dead
(Equal Vision 22/02/05)

The plunging guitars smother you from the outset in opener‘Car Underwater’, as Ben Jorgensen’s emotion ladened vocals that resemble Adam Lazzara ably impersonating Russ Rankin kick in and take over your mind. You immediately find yourself in thesoul of the hapless victim, joining him on his journey from this life to the next and beyond; this crafted concept album building momentum with each number. The emo feeling given to ‘The Truth About Heaven’ tugs

Amor For Sleep - What To Do When You Are Dead (Equal Vision 22/02/05) - Album Review

at the heart strings with mighty force, as Jorgensen’s vocals inherit a longing touch. This aids the deliverance of succinct and darkly poetic lyrics that shatter illusions of the romantic notion of heaven and, imply that misery does not get left behindafter your day of reckoning;

“I came down here to tell it rains in heaven all day long.

I wanna find you so bad and let you know why I’m miserable up here

without you.”

The story-like tempo to this album that ebbs and flows along with the emotion and the feeling conveyed in dealing with such a mystical and sorrowful subject matter; is frankly compelling and demonstrates intelligence and maturity to provide an out of body experience. is the ghost. Amor For Sleep have carefully crafted one of the eeriest, most compellingThe harrowing ‘Basement Ghost Singing’ shows the album reaching an emotional high point, turning popular stereotypes right upon their head, as the most haunted person in the song portrayed through the lacerating lyrics of this New Jersey quartet, and downright thought provoking albums of this year.

David Adair


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