A STORM OF LIGHT

An­throscene

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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

TOM O’BOYLE

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