UK SUBS: Flood of Lies: CD

Sep 18, 2001

Re-issue of their fifth album with original cover art. Musically this is different from the sound the UK Subs are known for, but then again, Nicky Garrat had left by this point. What’s here sounds influenced by darker, gothy stuff like Bauhaus and Rudimentary Peni. Mid-tempos, longer song lengths, and expansive rhythms. Definitely not their best moment, as there are times when the songs waiver, such as “DB’s”, “Soldiers of Fortune”, and “Revenge of the Jelly Devils.” But still an interesting album just the same.

 –Matt Average (Captain Oi!)