Metal Hammer (UK) - - Albums - CHRISTINA WENIG

In My Blood

MO­MENT OF COL­LAPSE Enig­matic Swedes delve into the dark side of his­tory Lit­tle-to-noth­ing is known about th­ese Swedes. Af­ter nine years of si­lence, only one thing is sure: they aim to chal­lenge you in ev­ery way pos­si­ble with their sec­ond full-length. The con­cept al­bum deals with the forced ster­il­i­sa­tion of men­tally chal­lenged per­sons in Swe­den un­til the 1970s, and the band trans­late the sub­ject into a min­i­mal­ist yet crush­ing mix­ture of screamo, post-rock and ex­per­i­men­ta­tion. There’s an ebb and flow of en­ergy, and pi­ano and string parts that sound al­most threatenin­g are in­ter­rupted by bursts of raw emo­tion. The eerie at­mos­phere is am­pli­fied by dis­tant whistling and ba­bies cry­ing. While the Swedish spo­ken-word sam­ples leave many for­eign lis­ten­ers clue­less, the al­bum’s op­pres­sive feel is com­pre­hen­si­ble in any lan­guage.

FOR FANS OF: City Of Cater­pil­lar, La Qui­ete, Mono

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