BETWEEN DARKNESS AND WONDER
MERCURY, UNIVERSAL RELEASE: NOVEMBER 2 AND 24, 2003 REVIEW:
NOVEMBER 29, 2003
is impossible to gauge the impact which Lamb have had on me over the years.
Their debut was a blissful mixture of drum'n'bass and blistering vocals,
and with each successive album they have improved drastically. This is
the album which Lamb has been waiting their entire existence to make.
"Between Darkness and Wonder" takes hold of you and does not
let go for an instant and before you know it this all-too short album
Lou's voice beckons us into the compact, yet delectable world that she
and Andy inhabit. "Between Darkness and Wonder" finishes the
transformation which was begun on "What Sound" with the masterful
gusto a lot of bands never will be able to conjure. A studious study in
balance, composition, power, grief, redemption and ultimately the reality
which all of us must contend with. We move between darkness and light;
Lamb give us a timely reminder of how fragile life is and how utterly
final everyone knows death to be.
A most disturbing overture from an act which many ignorant fools dismissed
as yet another flash-in-the-pan drum'n'bass pop act. Lamb are undeniably
powerful and thoroughly potent with this new album and if you are not
yet a fan of them, look into this one. It will root you to the ground.