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The Sleeping - The Big Deep

Worthy of some overdue mainstream attention.

Posted Tuesday, 12 October 2010 in

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The Sleeping

The Sleeping - The Big Deep

Rating: 8

Maybe it’s because they emerged when the whole Long Island post-hardcore scene had already chosen its posterboys, but The Sleeping have often been unfairly overlooked. With ‘The Big Deep’ they’ve taken a much more straightforward approach to things than ever before and ended up with a collection of solid, accessible rock songs. While Douglas Robinson’s vocals are as theatrical and preposterous as ever in ‘Deafening The UK’ and ‘Get Your Back’, there’s a definite sense that this is a record written with mass appeal in mind. Still, it’s a wholly credible attempt and one worthy of some overdue mainstream attention.

Andy Ritchie

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