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Heresy & The Hotel Choir
Heresy & The Hotel Choir
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Maritime
Title: Heresy & The Hotel Choir
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Flameshovel
Original Release Date: 1/1/2007
Re-Release Date: 10/16/2007
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 751937309024

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Heresy to Stay
jacktheidiotdunce | Racine,WI | 12/25/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Maritime's third full album possesses several different qualities that the older albums don't deliver: contributions in song-writing from the whole band, rougher vocals including screaming(moreso in concert) and just lesser perfect performnances from Davey(this is a good thing actually), and perhaps more not pin-pointed yet. The production actually is quite solid with depth in songs that embellishes some good lines like in "First Day on Earth" which may be a boring song without the atmospheres and varying prodcutions throughout the song. The song's full of so many instruments and static that helps the tone of the song a lot. "Peril" takes an opposite approach with the barebones production(two guitars with disttortion and vocals), yet succeeds's just a different and excellent job..."Pearl"'s definitely a companaion piece, for it has half of the same lyrics as "Peril". It's blown out to be a pop epic with the huge chorus with backing vocals that only has a "All-oh-oh...All-oh-oh our lives in pearls." Wonderful song live! It was a good idea to keep both of these songs on the album to show the different directions, production and tone could do to change an idea.

Maritime doesn't slack off by not delivering rockers...they're here! And catchy too. "Guns of Navarone", "Hours That We Keep", "Science Fiction" are all as catchy and great as "Tearing up the Oxygen"...almost.

Maritime Makes Progress
Patrick J. Bohach | Cleveland OH | 10/13/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Maritime's third album is a wonderful display of how they've evolved in their sound and songwriting. The guitar melodies are catchy yet not too simple. The songs sound layered but not over-produced. The album feels like a sad story if listened to from start to finish, but not drawn out at all. On the flip side of that, Maritime does a great job of making a sad song sound happy, so you don't feel brought down by this record in the least bit. If you like this CD you would probably enjoy their 2 older discs which I'd recommend as well."