TO KILL A KING
ALFA MATRIX RELEASE: NOVEMBER
29, 2004 REVIEW: DECEMBER
Lucy is one of the most mellow bands in the increasingly industrial/harsh
EBM-sounding Alfa Matrix roster. They make up an interesting and necessary
contrast to bands like Monolith, Sonar or Plastic Noise Experience with
their very own brand of brooding pop.
Vocalist Christa Belle's angelic voice
hovers over Delerium-like outbursts
of trip hop and straight-up pop. Like
both of their previous albums, "Apparitions:
Revisited" and "Glo",
"To Kill a King" is pretty
solid all the way through without
any real fiascos. Highlights are much
easier to find. Take "You Are",
for instance, a track that sums up
the album beautifully. Medieval influences
spice up a melodic mid tempo pop track
and Christa's heavenly vocals further
enhances this mesmerising tune.
The trademark Hungry Lucy sound is still intact, albeit at the expense
of evolving as a band.