T.S.O.L. - Beneath the Shadows (2001 Reissue) (CD)

T.S.O.L. - Beneath the Shadows (2001 Reissue) (CD)

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Beneath the Shadows is the second studio album by the American hardcore punk band T.S.O.L. (True Sounds of Liberty), released in 1983 through Alternative Tentacles. With the addition of keyboardist Greg Kuehn to the lineup, the band moved away from punk rock in favor of a gothic rock sound in the vein of The Damned and Siouxsie and the Banshees.

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Track listing

  1. Soft Focus
  2. Forever Old
  3. She'll Be Saying
  4. Beneath the Shadows
  5. Send My Thoughts
  6. Glass Streets
  7. Other Side
  8. Walk Alone
  9. Wash Away
  10. Waiting for You

Review

...the experimental nature of '82's Weathered Statues EP bewildered some fans, but T.S.O.L. lost their hard-to-please fanbase overnight with '83's Beneath the Shadows LP. As a wave of hardcore bands tried a more 'mature' sound in the vein of The Damned, it made sense at the time, but constituted a suicidal career move. Too bad, as Beneath the Shadows sounded powerful and progressive. - 4/5