LOCRIAN - Return To Annihilation

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artrock, Noise | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 152 / 7-8-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Relapse | Autor: BSV

Inspired by Genesis' "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway" the new album is also inspired by the sci-fi story "Dhalgren" by Samuel Delaney. Return To Annihilation", Locrian's fifth album, has nothing to do with progressive and science fiction. But it tells a surreal story like its sources of inspiration. And that with a New Artrock, which uses vocals only as further timbre and presents large walls of sound only occasionally. "A Visitation From The Wrath Of Heaven" starts with a stoic Krautrock rhythm until suddenly there are real sound explosions. "Two Moons" starts Spartan with fingerpicking and ends in a loud roar. Often the crew also falls into a majestic Noiserock à la Swans. Locrian are extreme in the choice of their means, as not only the frequent cries prove. The contrasts are just as extreme: What was just subtle and slow, changes from one second to the next to cacophony ("Panorama Of Mirror"). This coexistence and juxtaposition is the strength of the album - and of the US band in general.

Top Track: Obsolete Elegies

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