Lock The Doors is a brilliantly realised tale of the macabre – follow the twists and turns of a murderous burglar told over a sparse backdrop of gentle instrumentation that acts as a wonderful counterbalance to the coiled menace of the lyrics – this gem gives a twisted new take on murder ballads.
By contrast Taken By The Tide is more upbeat, but still remains heartbreakingly fatalistic.
“If we’re taken by the tide
I can’t say that I’ll mind.”
Haunting is a much overused term to describe most kind of acoustic folk – not this time. The Skeleton Dead easily exceed all expectations – highly recommended.
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