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A massive return to form.

The golden era of Lost Prophets seemed to have come and gone with the 2004’s ‘Start Something’ and 2006’s ‘Liberation Transmission’, where the band successfully managed to rein in their earlier angst and come up with material that was both epic, commercially accessible yet remained true to their roots.

Fast forward to 2010 and the aptly titled ‘The Betrayed’ seemed to undo the hard work and popularity achieved on the previous two albums. It was darker and infinitely less accessible with a rawer edge that really didn’t work for the band or its fans. So here we are in 2012 with a new album and perhaps a difficult one for the band, in view of the previous one. Clearly the band isn’t about to time travel back to the middle of the last decade, but there is an obvious conscious effort to make melody the king.

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Opener ‘Bring Em Down’ and ‘We Bring An Arsenal’ combine stadium chants along with razor sharp riffs and out of the ordinary oddities such as ‘Better Off Dead’ with its Eminem style verses still manages a hook filled chorus. ‘A Song For Where I’m From’ has a Young Guns meets Jimmy Eat world vibe whilst the soaring melody of ‘Jesus Walks’ is perhaps the band’s most hooky moment since ‘Liberation Transmission’s’ ‘Can’t Catch Tomorrow’.

‘Weapons’ really is a massive return to form for Lost Prophets and although it perhaps never scales the heights achieved on the bands two most successful albums, it nevertheless is an indication that the band now know where they ought to be artistically .

Mike Newdeck

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