"While Jay Aston continues in his attempts to reach true pop-stardom, his brother Michael shows that there is far more to life than simple pop rubbish. Returning to the goth roots that spawned the band to begin with, Michael shows a level of experience and growth that may very well take Gene Loves Jezebel into a level of poetic quality that although not commercial can definetly be called timeless. Like Cohen and Dylan, Michael Aston has achieved a level of artistry that will last for generations to come. Goth rock redefined for the better."
Suffering at its finest
Jason | 07/02/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"OK, everyone chill on the whole Michael vs Jay thing. It's not worth it. They are both great musicians. This album is fantastic. While it is NOT truly a GLJ album, the songs are very diverse and eloquent. I bought this album when I saw them live a couple years ago at Dome Room in Chicago. I got on stage with them for 'Desire' and walked on wholly ground. They seemed to get along and promised a new album soon to follow. Aparently, that is not the case as both have new albums out. They are both using the GLJ name and I guess they are both GLJ. So, I say it's ok. The songs on Michael's record speak of a lot of pain and the need to be forgiven. The beauty of the sound speaks for itself. The lyrics are as honest as I've ever heard. Talent and honesty run throughout this incredible album and talent."
Jason | 10/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Love Lies Bleeding is enchanting!! The unique sound and quality of the good old days of Immigrant and Promise has now been resurrected!! This record is defenitely Alive Within!!!!!"
Very good michael!
Boz Hubris | 05/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"whats wrong with you people? this cd is really good,i love it. and for everyone who doesn't they're only mad cause michael is using the name "glj" who cares,he can if he wants. although it doesn't sound like previous glj releases i'm glad for once michael made a better album than jay (sorry jay)this one is sooo much better than VII. just listen to this you'll be amazed!"