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Hey ghouls, we've got the premiere of Into The Fire, the latest video from THE NEW JACOBIN CLUB, Saskatoon's premier goth shock rockers. Featuring a bevvy of fiendish visuals and a sound that brings together a cauldron of classic goth, 70’s rock and power metal, the new vid continues to support the band's latest album, Soldiers Of The Mark, released last year.
 
 The NJC has shared the stage with KMFDM, Voltaire, the Groovie Ghoulies, Nashville Pussy, the Nekromantix and countless others, so keep an eye out for them at the band’s official facebook page!
 
Listen to more of THE NEW JACOBIN CLUB and stream Soldiers Of The Mark!
 
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ROCK METAL ESSENCE OCT 2 2014
(Italy)
Artist: New Jacobin Club
Title: Soldiers of the Mark
Genre: Heavy Metal
Release year: 2014
Provenance: CAN
Label:  Manticore Music Group
Rate: 82/100
 
A hard 'n' heavy old, crude residue with a punk-Danzig and Bathory style atmosphere characterizes the new release of the Canadian New Jacobin Club , titled Soldiers of the Mark . Almost forty minutes of music compact and full of groove, where the voices of the two singers (one male and one female) come together and combine on songs in varied songwriting styles and all wonderfully eighties. Dusty, dirty, full of guitars and sounds from beyond the grave, Soldiers of the Mark is a fun album – passionate and dedicated to the nostalgia of the golden years gone by. The opener The Mark , the tetra A Grey Day to Die, My Smile and Return to Eden are all songs that, had they been released a few decades ago, would have all had completely different luck. Really convincing!
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VIA NOCTURNA Dec 16 2014
SOLDIERS OF THE MARK (New Jacobin Club)
(2014 Manticore)
5.0/6
 
(google translated from Portugese)
 
Since 1994, the New Jacobin Club have launched albums and Ep's a regular basis, but this time, at least in terms of long-term, we must go back four years to find the previous album - This Treason - although there has been an EP - Left Behind - the environment. The shock / horror rock masters in Canada have a short album that leaves their claims by other hands. This is equivalent to say that your heavy metal is full of noises claims that help create environments of a horror movie. This is much theatricality, cemented also by vocal duality, where the most aggressive vocals come (to the Parade Of Innocents and Into The Fire). Musically Soldiers Of The Mark walks close to the Therion made her stage Gothic Kabbalah (although without the orchestral or operatic component of Swedes - even taking into account the presence of a cellist in collective) eventually by the similarity with the Snowy work Shaw. And from here it jumps must for the true father of the genre: Alice Cooper. Differences arise also in the punk component - Misfits - going here appearing more or less camouflaged. Regardless of all comparisons - that help situate what you hear here - it is noted that Soldiers Of The Mark is a fancy disco, theater, circus, artistic and very interesting arrangements and structures leading to present a set of themes heavy metal with some classicism and with good knitwear, including the Mark, Champagne Ivy, My Smile and Return To Eden. A good continuation, so the rich path that Canadians have developed.
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Metal Temple
New Jacobin Club
Soldiers of the Mark
by Megan McMillan at 14 December 2014
 
New Jacobin Club is Canada’s striking, gothic shock rock band. The 2014 release Soldiers of the Mark really compliments their prominent image with a loud and powerful sound. From the introduction, "Parade of Innocent" to the final track "Return to Eden," they stick tightly to their edgy style of music.
 
The lead singer, Xerxes Praetorious Horde (also known as “the Horde”) has thrash like vocals unlike shock rock singers before him such as Alice Cooper. However, it really fits well with their use of guitars throughout the record. There is a lot of shredding and electric riffing sections going on that sends chills down your spine. In terms of the tone and mood of this album, it’s a mixed bag. You get songs like "A Grey Day to Die" where at the chorus, it’s a light sound due to the slightly pop punk melody. Whereas, other tracks like "Into the Fire," start off with a melancholy instrumental section and continues to develop that way. The production of the album is also pristine.
 
This is possibly the most original band and album that I’ve heard about in a while. Not only are the New Jacobin Club doing something interesting and original with their music, but they are also using their image in an impactful way. Just from looking at a photo of the band dressed in whips, chains, dramatic costumes and gothic makeup, the dark and theatrical atmosphere the band are trying to create really hits you. New Jacobin Club really are a group to listen to if you want great music but something a little more as well. They are incredibly exciting and engaging.
 
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Soldiers Of The Mark by The New Jacobin Club
10 Pip Review From Atticus Oldman's Steampunk Almanac
 
The latest release from dark stars of the Canadian alternative music scene The New Jacobin Club is a further decent into the maelstrom of theatrical sonic mischievousness that has characterised their musical development over the previous four albums.
 
With Soldiers of The Mark, the band takes the history behind the legendary 'Hellfire Club' as the master thread to weave around a musical tale wholly their own. A tale of human lust, devilish passion and biblical revelation filled with terrible concepts and dreadful imaginings. 
 
A story so grand in scale and ambitious in its hellish nature would be a challenge for any band. However, the New Jacobin Club with their delightfully diverse range of instrumentation, outstanding musicianship, faultless delivery and formidable theatrical prowess - quite simply nail it on all possible counts. 
 
One new flavour that has further enhanced the nature of the acoustical blend on this latest release is the rise to prominence of Poison Candi as a lead vocalist in her own right. A deliciously feminine compliment to The Horde's own role as teller o' tales, Candi's bittersweet voice cuts through a song like a dagger wrapped in velvet.
 
Beyond the music and live performance, the band's own creativity and extraordinary collaborations with guest artists and photographers have produced a superbly well rounded complete package for Soldiers Of The Mark encompassing poster art, CD and limited edition LP artwork alongside a truly wonderful hard cover limited edition book filled with stunning and beautiful illustrations and photographs.
 
If this should be your first experience of the New Jacobin Club then be prepared for a cacophony of anthems for dark souls and if you should already know of their music then be prepared to be darkly delighted!
 
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Rock N Reel
The New Jacobin Club – Soldiers of the Mark
Genre – Gothic Rock, Horror Punk, Nu Goth
Reviewed by – Baz
Site Rating – 4/5
21/11/2014
 
A glorious fusion of 80’s Goth and Horror Punk
 
Soldiers Of The Mark, the new release from gothic horror punks The New Jacobin Club, is one of those rare albums that kind of crept in under my radar and gradually grew into something that consumed much of my spare listening time. That should, in part, go some way to explaining my tardiness in reviewing a record that came out nearly three months ago.
 
My attention was initially piqued by the gothic overtones of the cover art and a mention of a Misfits influence in the accompanying press shot. After that however it lay neglected amongst an ever-growing pile of unlistened records for the next month or so until I gave it a cursory listen whilst at work. As an album it kind of passed me by at first but the one song that really grabbed me was the fantastic Champagne Ivy; a song dripping with gothic orchestral overtones, punk attitude and pop melodies. In the following weeks I found myself returning to that track more and more and as a result the rest of the album slowly grew on me. Jump forward another month or so and it’s still getting played every couple of days which is no mean feat considering the volume of music I need to listen to on a daily basis.
 
It’s fair to say that The New Jacobin Club are certainly no shrinking violets. These crazy Canadians have a highly theatrical image, replete with horror makeup, gothic clothing and names such as The Horde and Rat King. It does however fit well with the flamboyant nature of the music on display.
 
The music itself is grand to the point that it borders on ostentatious, thanks primarily to the liberal use of orchestral instrumentation. It has that lofty, almost snobbish, feel to it that bands like The Sisters Of Mercy and The Rose of Avalanche had in the 80s. What sets Soldiers Of The Mark apart though is that they aren’t afraid to ramp up the speed a bit and power it along on classic punk riffs (even if the riffs are occasionally executed by a cello). The Horde’s vocals are classic horror punk fare, coming in somewhere between Glenn Danzig and a more tuneful Jerry Only, but he is completely eclipsed by female vocalist Poison Candi whose powerful delivery really bring tracks like Return to Eden and Angel MMXIV to life.
 
What I absolutely love about this record is that it doesn’t take itself too seriously; a major failing of the early Goth movement. The songs all have the faintest whiff of the ridiculous about them and this makes the whole listening experience a hugely enjoyable one. You have to admire a band that can see the humour in what they’re doing yet still stay focussed on their vision. I mean who couldn’t love a band that includes a Theremin player?
 
I do have one or two issues with this record I have to admit. The production sound is a little rough at points and whilst some may point the finger at a “lo-fi aesthetic” I refuse to accept that as a valid argument. There are a couple of weaker tracks on there as well; the prime offender being Garthim which has a heavy Misfits influence to it but is ruined (in my mind) by the heavily altered, effects-laden vocals.
 
Even with these few bumps in the road, this record has single-handedly reinvigorated my love for horror punk (a genre with which I have become increasingly jaded in recent years) and gothic music in general and for that I owe The New Jacobin Club a huge vote of thanks.
 
 
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Extreme Metal Television
NEW JACOBIN CLUB | SOLDIERS OF THE MARK
Review by Mark Dillon [10.04.14]
 
“Soldiers of the Mark” the latest album from horror rockers New Jacobin Club is in my opinion the group’s strongest release to date, its infectious I haven’t been able to stop listening to it. In short, I love this fucking record.
 
The lead off track “The Mark” starts off with a killer groovy riff and the album just gets better from there. The songs on “Soldiers of the Mark” are high energy well written pieces of hard rock that leave a lasting impression.  Songs like “Champagne Ivy” and “Into the Fire” have choruses that are dam near impossible not to sing along to( the people standing next to me on the train took notice of this fact). The song “Seal of Metatron” has a much more sinister sound but is equally fitting in the albums overall theme. The only downfall is the song “Garthim”, it’s Partly instrumental, partly a speech and probably does a lot to move the story of the album forward but I just found that it killed the momentum.
 
The New Jacobin Clubs’ musical performance on this release is dam fine, the rhythm section is just rocking and the guitar riffs are great. I really enjoyed the Cello sections but the inclusion of a Theremin really did it for me. You don’t hear Theremin on many albums and you should because they just that cool. The vocals on “Soldiers of the Mark” are top notch. I enjoy the combination of male and female vocals, it adds some great texture.
 
If I had to complain about one thing it would be the production. It is not bad by any means, you can hear every instrument clearly I just wish it sounded a bit crisper.
“Soldiers of the Mark” is a great horror rock record and New Jacobin Club is a great band. Their stage show alone  is enough reason to go see them live. There are not many albums that keep me coming back for more but “Soldiers of the Mark” is one of them. Go to their band camp page and get your grubby little hands on it. http://newjacobinclub.bandcamp.com/
 
9/10
Mark
 

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Kingstone Music Reviews (09/23/14)
New Jacobin Club
Soldiers Of The Mark
 
Soldiers Of The Mark by New Jacobin Club is a definite diverse listen. It took me a couple listens through the album before I was able to comprehend their sound, and I’m sure I still don’t entirely understand it all. There is a sheer mix of different genres and sounds thrown into each song. At some points in time if the songs were sped up just a little bit you could probably call a couple of the songs punk songs. 
The album starts off with “The Mark”, just to further my point in many different sounds and genres this song is a perfect example. The Theremin makes quite an impression in the song throughout, and for me helps push the walls of a gothic rock song then anything else. The guitars from The Horde is where the song goes awry but in a good way. When I listened to the song for the first time it threw me off the trail of the song, especially at the two minute mark where The Horde pretty much throws in a very quick heavy surf riff which bounces away from the main rhythm of the song. 
 
“Angel MMXIV” is the one song that I would go ahead and call a punk song. The opening riff is what first leads me to make the statement. The tempo doesn’t stay the same throughout the rest of the song but it does have the energy to carry it through. I would have like to hear a little more anger, well not so much anger but more aggression in the vocals from Poison Candi in the song. Also I would have liked to hear  the vocals as a whole sound out a little bit louder in the song they are almost lost in behind the drums and guitars. The guitar solos are kept to a bare minimum in the song and don’t seem to overplay or try to overshadow any other instrument in the song.  
 
Now for a bit of a darker sound “Into the Fire” is the song that you will want to check out. The song opens up with a Cello solo from The Luminous after a few strums of the guitar from The Horde, The Horde keeps up this slow strumming pattern as The Luminous is playing her solo. Slowly the solo begins to get overshadowed from background noise as New Jacobin Club builds the song up. One thing for sure is the rhythm of the song is what really drives the song. The emotional vocals from The Horde and along with the backing vocals fits in nicely within the song, I found the vocals interact greatly with the instrumental aspect of the song. The bridge work after the three minute mark is something to give a listen to, I like how they didn’t over work the guitars in the break when there was a couple of quite obvious spots where it could have been done. 
 
You can pick up your copy of Soldiers Of The Mark by visiting www.NewJacobinClub.com
 
 
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thePUNKsite.com
NEW JACOBIN CLUB
Soldiers of the Mark
Manticore Music Group
By Cole Faulkner
(4/5)
 
I can’t say that the great white north is the venue most typically associated with quality horror punk, but the occasional exemplar still comes to mind.  Nim Vind being one responsible for much personal satisfaction, it would still seem more the exception rather than the rule.  That being said, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan sextet The New Jacobin Club has been making its mark in the Canadian prairie horror scene for over a decade.  Their latest full length, Soldiers Of The Mark, offers up ten forceful tracks of atmospheric, horror infused punk-rock sure to satisfy their audience’s ghoulish desire for hard hitting gothic tunage.
 
Opening with vocalist The Horde’s sinister baritone bellowe, The New Jacobin Club wastes no time setting the tone for the barrage of rock ready riffs thereafter.  “The Mark” should instantly hook fans of Danzig and Doyle with it’s steady guitar-heavy, gang-vocal bolstered chorus.  “Rise up, from the foaming sea, we’ve come to know the enemy… we wear the mark, and we are saved,” chimes a chorus of bandmates as they lead the charge into a late-song bridge built upon Poison Candi’s over the top (but not out of place) theremin and Mistress Nagini’s bopping keyboard.  Unlike some horror acts out there, the band avoids coming across hokey or cheesey, instead taking their devotion to the dark subject matter seriously without coming across overly cultish.  The band knows their horror-rock, and fans of the classics will easily embrace tracks like “Champagne Ivy,” “Angel MMXIV” and “A Grey Day To Die” without hesitation.
 
But with such a diverse instrumental roster, The New Jacobin Club presents a dynamic performance with notable track-by-track variance.  Take the acoustic lead in of “Parade Of Innocents” and run it up against the ominous cello strokes and odd chord pairings leading into Poison Candi’s elegant vocal performance.  Such targeted contrast becomes the norm with songs like “Into The Fire,” which reduces itself to an earthy cello tone reminiscent of a spooky Murder By Death experiment, or the frighteningly distorted, foreign tongue spoken word nightmare that transforms into “Garthim.”  It’s the effortless blending and blurring of styles that makes Soldiers Of The Mark such a gripping grind.  One moment The Horde and Poison Candi are sparring for the mic for what could pass as a duet at a satanist’s funeral (“My Smile”), and the next they’re rocking out about the mark of Kane and a deadly plague in a fleeting chorus vaguely channeling The Ramones (“Return To Eden”).  Horror purists will swoon at just how masterfully coherent every note compliments the next.
 
The New Jacobin Club has crafted a purposeful and highly varied adventure sure to make it’s mark in the horror community.  As such, Soldiers Of The Mark manages to skirt the redundancy that often results from playing to such a particular and narrow niche.  Thanks to a rotating cast of vocalists and a host of sparingly interspersed instruments, the album can be enjoyed from start to finish, and during every eerie moment in between.
 
 
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Saskatoon Star Phoenix 09/11/2014
New Jacobin Club
Soldiers of the Mark
Manticore Music Group
4 out of 5
 
Glad to see Saskatoon heavy metal band New Jacobin Club is an equal opportunity employer. It gets a tad boring watching death and destruction fixation bands parade their studded faces and jackets before us, always male, always with the guttural satanic howl.
 
Not the New Jacobin Club. Matched by three men, the three women bring such unconventional instruments as theremin, cello and keyboards to the usual metal range of drums, bass, and guitars. After the big hammering beat of opener The Mark, signalling the start of a war between the forces of dark and light, what a pleasant surprise to hear a female voice join the full-throated wail of vocalist The Horde - their harmony making Parade of Innocents a standout track.
 
Mostly, the band dwells in the sonic world of flat-out rockers such as Champagne Ivy and My Smile or syncopated blasts such as A Grey Day to Die and Into the Fire that eventually find their steady beat. Which is to say that NJC wears their full metal jacket very well. But still, it is a treat to hear The Luminous work her cello in the bridge of Into the Fire, while Poison Candi's loopy and haunted house-sounding theremin is a weird presence throughout.
 
By album's end, Return to Eden, the beast retreats, the survivors go back to Eden "without the mark of Cain," and we await the band's next battle.
 
Billy Robertson
 
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Eternal-Terror.com (09/08/2014)
NEW JACOBIN CLUB
Soldiers of The Mark (Manticore Music Group)
 
Krakter: 4.5/6
 
Having grown up in Upper Silesia, Poland, I am quite familiar with punk and honestly could never find much to be excited about the genre. I always thought it was too simple, too stripped down. I am also not a stranger to the likes of early Suicidal Tendencies, although a combination of hardcore and punk I find a lot more pleasing to my ears. Generally, though, these aren't my favorite waters to sail. 

Having said the afore, I must admit, there's a serious appeal to the New Jacobins. Not that they are serious; what with a name a tribute to the tyrants of the French Revolution (which ironically contributed to the development of thought that spawned American Revolution and the birth of the Union). Nor is the subject manner solemn in its message, such as the comparing of a crazy woman obsessed with a man to an angel of darkness in the rather mediocre musically "Angel MMXIV (2014)"...or is it? How does "we will return to Eden without the mark of Cain" (Return to Eden) grab ya? 

The lyrical tongue-in-cheekness notwithstanding, musically, this album is actually plenty of fun. Some arrangements remind me of early Prong while others near the metalcore territory of the Avenged Sevenfold variety, especially solos, but every track is surprisingly different and has a catchy melody that leads the song to its very soon conclusion as the songs average about 3 minutes a piece. 

Every once in a while it's good to listen to something that stands out from the pack. I'll be interested in what these guys and a girl come up with on the follow up.
 
 
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Hellbound.ca (09/04/2014)
New Jacobin Club – Soldiers of The Mark
 
The New Jacobin Club make the cast of the Rocky Horror Picture Show look like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir! For certain, their live shows must be out of this world, but what of the music? Is there substance to back up the style?

Thankfully there is! Their PR describes this as something you’d like if you like The Misfits or Danzig. Well, theatricality aside, I see little of The Misfits in the music of The New Jacobin Club. On Soldiers of the Mark, I do hear some of the classic Rick Rubin, when he was an actual producer as opposed to a kind of beard/totem combo that bands pay lots of money to, in the hope that  having his name on a record (Metallica’s weak Death Magnetic springs to mind) will make it sound like his classic productions of Slayer, Danzig, Trouble, The Cult ect. Not so, sadly.

No, musically I hear Samhain, and The Sisters of Mercy circa Floodland and Vision Thing. This is a good thing, The New Jacobin Club are seriously good musicians and they’ve written and performed an album of seriously good songs. I’m very impressed with their skill, there is even a theremin on their album (that’s what the weird sound you hear on the soundtrack of Mars Attacks is!).

Very good album, and one that deserves to be heard far beyond a horror rock niche audience.

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Ringmaster Review (09/03/2014)
New Jacobin Club – Soldiers of The Mark
 
It has been four long years since the release of the attention gripping and highly enjoyable shock rock opera This Treason but at last Canadian gothic rockers New Jacobin Club return with its successor, the equally thrilling Soldiers of The Mark. A leaner and more creatively aggressive encounter which leans arguably more to the horror punk side of the band than the band’s previous releases, it still voraciously embraces the theatrical drama and gothic elegance which is the trademark of the band and what sets them apart from the crowd. Soldiers of The Mark is overall though rock ‘n’ roll at its best, the band employing a wide range of flavours and styles in the body and musical narrative of a concept album which is sure to leave fans and newcomers even hungrier for the band’s inventive contagion.
The brainchild of vocalist/guitarist Xerxes Praetorius Horde (aka The Horde), the Saskatoon band emerged in 1995 as a trio but had expanded in sound and size to a ten-legged tempest of unique incitement and expression by the time of their self-titled debut album in 2001. Fourth full-length, This Treason saw the band as a seven-piece unit pushing their sounds to new depths and heights whilst live, and often accompanied by the performance artists known as the Angry Teeth Freakshow, New Jacobin Club became renowned as not only one of Canada’s but metal’s most startling and exhilarating live acts. Across the years their reputation has continued to grow as the band shared stages with the likes of KMFDM, Voltaire, The Groovie Ghoulies, Nashville Pussy, and The Nekromantix amongst many. As mentioned it has been a fair gap between albums but Soldiers of The Mark shows the band has lost none of its potent visual and musical temptation but with a new line-up honed it into a more diverse and seductively predatory proposition.

Themed by the riveting premise that “a Turn-of-the-Century Gentleman’s Hellfire Club holds meetings and conducts depraved rituals to help bring about the end of the world as described in the Book of Revelations”, the album opens with The Mark. Instantly intrigue drapes over firm beats and a hazy glaze of guitar and keys which themselves hang over the imagination, coaxing thoughts to swiftly play with their tempting. It is a slow and strangely intimidating atmosphere initially but soon stirred up and twisted into a hungry charge of raw riffs and thumping rhythms led by the distinctive snarling vocal charm of The Horde. There is no escaping the tracks infectious primal bait or the emotive elegance of cello from The Luminous which strokes thoughts from within the striding persuasion of the song. Not for the last time on the album, a Misfits like breath flirts with ears but as a passing whisper immersed in the exotic imagination of the band, its hints pale against the bewitching theremin skills of Poison Candi and the dark emotive shadows cast by the cello. Driven by the stomping beats of drummer Rat King and further coloured by a punk tenacity bred by the guitar, the track is a compelling start to the album and immediate declaration that New Jacobin Club are back better than ever.
A classical stroke of guitar strings brings the following Parade of Innocents potently into ears and imagination, it’s slightly Latin hue evolving into a magnetic mesh of sinew sculpted beats and reflective melodies which are soon
absorbed in the drama laid by the keys of Mistress Nagini and the throaty bass lures of The Ruin. It is an enthralling start which expands into a mix of Type O Negative and The Damned to give some idea of the delicious presence of the song. As with any NJC track though every moment is just an individual turn in its journey and narrative, a fresh twist coming here through the vocal temptation of Poison Candi which seizes the centre stage. Musically the song turns and swings with sonic ingenuity and invention from all sides yet that slimmer feel and texture to the song talked of earlier is evident showing that the band’s songwriting has again remarkably matured between releases.

Champagne Ivy brings fifties seeds to its gothic punk presence, its bass and cello croon casting shadows which are simultaneously lit by the swagger of the guitar and the band’s vocals. Again it is just one aspect as heavy metal riffing teases ears within a theremin swoon and darkly stringed seduction, producing a Volbeat meets Mötley Crüe incitement but different again. Its masterful enticement is soon left in the shade by Angel MMXIV and even more so A Grey Day to Die. The first of the pair is led vocally by Poison Candi and also parades heavy metal flames this time on a short but pungent gothic horror punk canvas. It is raw and unfussy, pure rock ‘n’ roll to greedily devour before the bigger meal of its successor. The second of the two roars and threatens in one breath and then unleashes some of the catchiest gothic pop enticing you could wish for. King Rat punishes the senses with his venomous swings whilst riffs growl with every note as the bass prowls the senses but it is only matched and enhanced by the virulent chorus and its anthemic contagion musically and vocally. Imagine Calabrese and March Violets in league with The Creepshow and you get an idea of the addictive majesty.

From one pinnacle to another as Into the Fire steps up next, a gentle provocative caress of chords and the melancholic beauty of the cello warming thoughts straight away. It is a transfixing entrance which only grows as romantic melodies and expressive shadows grip the song and ears. Like a bridge to This Treason, the song of all upon Soldiers of The Mark draws on the resourceful gothic rock invention of previous albums whilst exploring a fascinating rock pop and progressive ideation.
The fiery sonic mystery of Garthim makes for the next compelling endeavour. Bringing a texture rather than narrative, vocals talk from a distance, submerged in the gripping and haunting instrumentation which spills menace and apocalyptic beauty. It is a track for the imagination to run with for varied exploits, every swerve of its almost hostile causticity and its persistent melodic intrigue setting up the appetite for the outstanding romp of My Smile. Folkish in its infectious charm and rockabilly like in its tenacious enterprise, the track bounces around like an offspring of The Horrorpops but tempers its revelry with the mesmeric emotional drama of the strings and gothic keys alongside the sheer inescapable seduction of the theremin.

The album ends as strikingly as it starts with firstly the exceptional Seal of Metatron igniting the passions. With sonic washes lapping senses from time to time, the song is an aggressive yet controlled storm of heavy rock and gothic passion which takes every opportunity to wrong foot and surprise ears and thoughts with its innovative exploration. Its scintillating proposition is backed up by the irresistible rock ‘n’ pop of Return to Eden. With the cello melodically sighing around the pop vocal delivery of Poison Candi, the song instantly seduces before firing up feet and emotions with its unstoppable contagion. The track is gloriously mischievous in tone and vivacity, reminding easily of The Rezillos, yet has a psychobilly edge which only pushes its drama to richer success.
Soldiers of The Mark is New Jacobin Club at a whole new level. The band is still one of gothic rock’s finest protagonists but the band has now set down firm marks in rock ‘n’ roll a whole with rewarding recognition surely set to follow.

Soldiers of The Mark is available now digitally, on CD, and as on 12″ Vinyl with a hardcover companion book @ http://www.newjacobinclub.com/webstore
 
-Pete Ringmaster