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on 12 December 2014
Easily the best album of 2014, this is an excellent debut from the Glaswegian trio. Vocalist, Dale Barclay, sneers, snarls and emotes his way across a sometimes menacing, sometimes melancholic soundscape, whilst his fellow bandmates (who apparently have now been replaced!!) alternately thrash, stomp and tiptoe amidst the maelstrom.
'Here It Comes Again' is the standout track; a deceptively calm intro gives way to a beast unleashed - repetition here adds to the feeling of tension. Brilliant. The first few tracks follow a similar, muscular pattern, but at the records' midway point, the mood darkens; the previous Stooges/Birthday Party/ Alice Cooper/Alex Harvey influences give way to the sort of feel Lou Reed summoned up for his claustrophobic 'Berlin' - quiet, desperate angst. There's some really inventive, creative musicianship on show here.