A STORM OF LIGHT
Caustic, cathartic missives from the precipice of humanity A Storm Of Light’s tenacious leader Josh Graham brings his eye for powerful visuals to bear on album five, Anthroscene, the inlay featuring stunning, neon-soaked depictions of a police state in decline. The title’s a riff on the scientific term given to the current era of humanityassociated devastation wreaking havoc with the planet, however much the Trump administration turns a blind eye. War is waged on American societal sickness on eight coldly enraged tracks that build in intensity the deeper you delve into the record. Your ears may mistake what’s going on here as straight-up hard rock, but there is a bile-driven, intricate dynamism at work within the bitter recriminations of Slow Motion Apocalypse or the heavierthan-expected doom-crush of Short Term Feedback. A cathartic, and as painfully slow-burn experience as the machine they rage against.
FOR FANS OF: NEUROSIS, YEAR OF NO LIGHT, RED SPAROWES