Tuesday, July 17, 2007

NineBullets.net review

Christian Williams’ second cd, Built With Bones, is labeled as Gothic Country. Gothic country it may be, but it’s not as evil as Those Poor Bastards or as apocalyptic as Sons of Perdition. No, Built With Bones is much more subtle. The lyrics sheet reads more like short stories than songs, and Christian’s almost deadpan baritone delivery, while sounding eerily similar to that of Gil Landry, fits the mood of the songs perfectly. Matter of fact, every bit of the minimal backing instrumentation seems to have been put in the mix deliberately to help build a mood, a mood that does fit perfectly with the sounds of The Sons of Perdition.

Christian Williams wrote all the words, played all the music, recorded and mixed the entirety of Built With Bones in his bedroom studio. If you like your country tales in the shade of death, adultery, murder, temptation and good vs. evil, all told without apology, then Built With Bones is right up your alley.


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