With “How He Lived After He Died” we have another finely tuned and balanced appreciation for content and form. Protomartyr have done it enough that at this point it does not appear to be a mistake. There’s clearly premeditation.
The ironically named All passion no technique is yet another (and the original) entry in which Protomartyr manages to properly render human expression in a compelling and expert manner.
“How He Lived After He Died” is another rendition that does justice to their own source material, a debt that always seems to perpetually reemerge with each rendering.
Apparently 21 songs were recorded in four hours and this was one of them. A fact that is at least as frustrating as it is impressive.
Being the 10th track of 17 feels buried, but in a good way. That is a confident placement for something this great.