Big noise from a small
country. New Model Army at their vigorous
best demand our attention and their
aggression on the tiresome nagging
vestiges that constitute English society
and its residual bad karma of
Despite the conventional
threepiece instrumentation the
soundscapes are fractured and forceful. A
taut and adventurous whiplash noise
which, coupled with the sometimes
fearsomely theatrical quality instilled
into the delivery of the lyrical matter,
can create a spleen tingling impact.
Only on a couple of
occasions do they trip into apparent
play-by-numbers punky protest, nulling
the potential 'message' by the orthodoxy.
Still, recorded on a budget of 27p,
'Vengeance' is nothing if not
warts-and-all honesty. Probably 1984
p*l*t*cal passion at its most effective.