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Victory at Sea - The Good Night

Front cover

Full-length CD
Aug 2002

No, the melancholy hasn't lifted. Victory at Sea's third full-length The Good Night is another long day's journey into the pervading darkness. The sadness is expressed here from the outset with a trio of furious rock songs that smolder with repressed rage and introduce an emotional landscape similar to that of their previous album Carousel. There is immediacy to these tracks, which number among the band's strongest offerings. Mona Elliott wails on voice and guitar; new drummer Carl Eklof pounds, retreats, then pounds again; and Mel Ledermen lays down his bedrock bass.

But then in the succeeding songs The Good Night starts to get quieter... and quieter. Lederman brings some piano into the mix, the guitars are toned down and drums are muted, and everything gets more exposed. It's a brave move, as Victory at Sea's traditionally dire lyrical concerns are musically rendered with a stark simplicity never before assayed by the band. In the process they discover a new archetype for their sound, and The Good Night finds its soul.

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