'For what binds us to our grief binds the sculptor to his clay.'
It's difficult to pull off lyrics like that without coming across like another pompous, bombastic Death-In-June / Sol-Invictus wannabe -- which is what I lazily dismissed Rome as being on the strength of their name, song titles and cover art; on listening today I'm surprised find that Rome is strategically aligned to Crime & The City Solution, one of my favourite bands ever
, although there is
that strumalong DIJ influence coming through in places (I mean, 'Swords To Rust, Hearts To Dust' ... but it's only one track on the album (properly entitled Flowers From Exile), whereas it's DIJ's only
I can only hope that they're not queer Nazis too.
Like these tosspots: http://www.hirszerzo.hu/galeria.40