This is a continuation on the subject of PTSD. We released an EP in 2014 called ‘Sick To Death’ which dealt with the effects of ‘Shell Shock’ in WW1. Exit Wound is set in the present day. Back from a tour of duty a soldier makes the trip home to see his family, a very different world to the one he’s left behind. Today we know so much more about PTSD but still have a lot to learn about how we care for those unlucky enough to be affected by it.
I’ve been so far away will I still find my way back home?
I walked this path with heart but now the cracks are starting to show
I’m coming back to life but I don’t feel I’m coming home
I left the war behind now there’s another of my own
My system’s not immune to this depth of exit wound
All I wanted was to shield and protect you from
Everything I’ve seen everything I’ve done
Bring an end to the war that could never be won
That could never be won
Let it go
They say it like I could just let it go
Let it fall
They say it like I could just let it fall
This heavy weight I carry could bring me down
Face the pain
What makes you assume that I could visit that again?
I've hesitated a long time before purchasing my first Pete Jones album, because he's got quite some ambiguous reputation as a "Genesis" epigone. Well, after listening closely to "The Depths of Winter", I think this suspicion isn't really substantiated. Granted, he clearly draws on the 70's symphonic rock heritage, but not to a greater extent than many others counted among the typical representatives of the neo-prog genre. While this album contains a couple of tracks that I won't listen to very frequently, this is more than compensated by overwhelming monster ballads like my favorite track "Hygge". Pete Jones' voice is outstanding, and Mark Wardle's occasional brass arrangements are an additional pleasure. Sven B. Schreiber