donderdag 28 november 2019

Chelsea Wolfe – Birth Of Violence

Chelsea Wolfe – Birth Of Violence
Sargent House – 2019
Rock, Folk, Dark
Rated: *****

We never got around to truly mentioning that amazing album from 2017 called Hiss Spun. But now that Chelsea Wolfe returns with follow-up Birth Of Violence we can remedy our fault! Sure, Hiss Spun was much heavier and louder and used a mixture of sludge and doom to add grime and texture to her dark folk and wonderful voice. This time around there are still heavy moments and intense layers but she decided to remain more in her dark folk territory; moving towards that ghostly atmosphere and that hits just as hard. Which goes to show how powerful her voice and persona is. Strong, commanding and clear but also ethereal and unnerving. Which adds to the already eerie and sparingly used percussion. The entire record quickly become this almost blood curdling experience and is without a doubt as scary as a lone night in a haunted forest. Enchanting and intoxicating are other words that come to mind when trying to describe this record. But all of them fall short of really explaining all those feelings one experiences when listening to Chelsea Wolfe. What a record…

(Written by JK)

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