"Near Death Daydream... feels like a baroque pop diorama full of dramatic cut outs held up by orchestral flourishes and art rock motifs. The theater of it all may mute the emotional weight (a wee bit) but who gives a damn when it sounds so exquisitely cool"
"To go with their odd lyrics (sometimes spoken, sometimes sung) they cook up a pretty potent brew of dark post-punk mixed with some blues, acid rock and frankly whatever else they put their mind to. You never know where they are going to take you from one song to the next, but you go willingly because it’s an intoxicating ride."
"What makes Cursed Arrows interesting is the sense of inseparability of Ryan Stanley (guitar/vocals/drums) and Jack E Stanley (drums/vocals/guitar). Just as the band’s self-described instrumental order might show, they’re like two sides of the same coin, each contributing a piece of energy that isn’t complete without the other."
"Sludgy slabs of dissonant, augmented power chords lead a blazing charge of pummelling drum work and vocal harmonies threatening to tear with passion with each climax. Even in tender moments like swinging pseudo-power ballad "Deep Wounds" there's a fierce urgency and refusal to play it safe in the band's entire delivery that make them eminently engaging."
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