Thursday, February 5, 2009

The D’Urbervilles: We Are The Hunters

The D’Urbervilles
We Are The Hunters
Out Of This Spark Records [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
They hail from Canada and got their odd name from a 19th century British Novel but don't let that distract from The D'Urbervilles brooding record We Are The Hunters. It is an album that only has nine tracks, runs a total of thirty-two minutes and has an instrumental two minute opener, so I know you may not be sold yet but wait! The D’Urbervilles have an energetic raw emotion throughout their album that at its best rocks out in large anthematic explosions and really does not have an at its worst because by borrowing a bit from Joy Division and Interpol the group injects their own modern flavor on We Are The Hunters that we only wish was a little longer!

Key Track: "Dragnet"

Band With Similar Fire: Interpol

The D’Urbervilles MySpace

-Reviewed by Robyn Gatsby