Having a deep and dark Depeche Mode after-taste, the Americans from She Wants Revenge are back with their third studio album after a four years gap. “Valleyheart” with its ten brand new songs holds the same Depeche Mode marks, it’s a gloomy, minimalist, but vibrating material with a typical/traditional British taste. “Must Be the One”, the leading single it’s available for free download on the band’s Facebook page. Justin Warfield â€“ vocals, guitar, keyboards and Adam Bravin (aka Adam 12) â€“ bass guitar, keyboards, guitar, drum machine, percussion, programming, vocals get their musical roots and inspiration in bands such Joy Division, but also Depeche Mode, New Order, Bauhaus, Danse Society and the darker areas explored by The Sisters of Mercy. They have been compared to Interpol and My Bloody Valentine.
So, the mainly British “blood line” persist, but as I said this before, while Brits rarely succeed to copy the American sound, Americans can reproduce almost anything perfectly. And She Wants Revenge write and record quality songs, they have what it takes to write gloomy, simple, but penetrating songs. “Valleyheart” contains no surprises, but it’s a good, pulsing album with a few very good moments and a couple of good songs. It’s more than enough. One of my favorites it’s “Suck It Up”.