JUNIUS - Reports From The Threshold Of Death

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artrock, Gothic/Dark Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 138 / 3-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Prothetic | Autor: JV

There's room for that in sunny California, too: Junius's dark rockers prefer not only dark tones, but also abstract themes. While the previous album ("The Martyrdom Of A Catastrophist") still dealt with the idiosyncratic theories of the scientist Immanuel Velikovsky (a detour to Wikipedia is worthwhile in order to learn more about him), the current work deals with the subject of death and the eternal question: What comes next? It goes on, singer, guitarist, keyboarder and songwriter Joseph Martinez is sure and refers to countless reports of people who have reported on their near-death experiences. The creative head of the band has been inspired to thoughtful, partly meditative lyrics. Naturally the songs are rather in minor, the theme is translated musically by distorted and nervous guitars, sluggish rhythms, spherical keyboards and clapping voice(s). A morbid beauty distinguishes all ten tracks. Since selecting a favorite can only be purely subjective.

Top track: Dance On Blood

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