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The Great Dictator sampling Across the Holocausts is a high point, powerful and resonating, Aoife's voice soars. Long on the path to becoming a vocalist of note, on 'Cross Words' she is a fully formed, and sees her enter the cannon of great female singers both in and of the genre. Her vocal performance on tracks like 'Holocausts', Murder Most Foul, Paranoid Visions, and Banana Republic is nothing short of thrilling.
It’s easy to gravitate to lyrics in a Paranoid Visions tune, and Bloody Road to Freedom are some of the best. Deko tears through the history of "the troubles" in Ireland, demonstrating every side's accountability. Recently a fan made light of the band's history of punning U2, and their pastiche of similar dialogue with some clever video editing. Bono and co weren't happy. U2 use it as background to elevate trite, Paranoid Visions are intertwined in it's tapestry. .