The Dear Hunter - Act V: Hymns With The Devil In Confessional album review
Devilish prog pop from American master The Dear Hunter
In the fantastic world of prog, ‘epic’ is an overused word. However, if any modern artist deserves the term, it’s The Dear Hunter, aka Casey Crescenzo. His tale of a 20th-century everyman has now reached album (or Act) five of six. Ten years into the project, Crescenzo has said this will be the last ‘rock’ record. Given that his last work was a symphony, it’s tempting to assume the final instalment will be a departure into classical territory. If so, Act V is the perfect set-up – weird, ambitious and as elusive as the Devil himself.