Album Review: Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel – X – Love Death Sorrow

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Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel has made a triumphant return with their latest studio album, “X – Love Death Sorrow,” a captivating fusion of original compositions and poignant cover songs. Led by Jay Aston himself, alongside the skilled guitarist James Stevenson and seasoned bassist Peter Rizzo, the band delivers a compelling homage to their iconic sound, with acclaimed producer Peter Walsh at the helm once again.

The album opens with “The Man That Time Forgot,” setting a haunting yet enthralling tone that carries through tracks like “The Light Pours Out Of Me” and the mesmerizing “Serpent Queen.” This latter track, with its dark allure and beguiling lyrics, showcases the band’s ability to weave captivating narratives within their music.

Throughout “X – Love Death Sorrow,” Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel masterfully balances introspective themes with infectious melodies. Songs like “I Breathe Easy” and “The Foolish Young” resonate deeply, while covers such as “Broken English” and “Another Girl, Another Planet” pay homage to the band’s diverse influences, adding layers of depth to the album.

One of the standout tracks, “A Girl Like You,” highlights Aston’s emotive vocals and Stevenson’s dynamic guitar work, creating a spellbinding sonic experience. Meanwhile, “Young Girl” and “You Can’t Hurt Me Anymore” exude a sense of resilience and defiance, showcasing the band’s unwavering spirit.

As the album draws to a close with “Lone Rider” and “Another Girl, Another Planet,” Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel leaves listeners captivated and craving more. “X – Love Death Sorrow” not only solidifies the band’s enduring legacy but also serves as a testament to their continued evolution and innovation in the realm of dark ethereal rock.

In addition to the album release, the band has announced an extensive US tour alongside The Alarm and Belouis Some, promising fans an electrifying live experience that shouldn’t be missed. With their signature blend of haunting melodies and raw emotion, Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel proves once again why they are true masters of their craft.

1. The Man That Time Forgot
2. The Light Pours Out Of Me
3. Serpent Queen
4. Broken English
5. I Breathe Easy
6. A Girl Like You
7. The Foolish Young
8. In Between Days
9. Young Girl
10. You Can’t Hurt Me Anymore
11. Lone Rider
12. Another Girl, Another Planet

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