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#3 – Protomartyr

IF THERE’S A WORD I’D USE TO DESCRIBE PROTOMARTYR, IT’S DARK. OR MAYBE IT’S GUTTERAL. I’M NOT QUITE SURE IF I CAN DESCRIBE THEM IN ONE WORD. ALL I KNOW IS THAT THE BAND CAN GET TO MY GUT. AND WITH THEIR LATEST ALBUM, THEY DO THAT AGAIN, REACHING EVEN FURTHER INTO THE DEEP CREVICES OF MY HEART AND TWISTING IT ALL AROUND.

RELATIVES IN DESCENT PULLS INSPIRATION FROM TRUTH, LIES, BEAUTY, AND PAIN. SINGER JOE CAEY SEEMS TO BE ABLE TO CAPTURE THE WRETCHEDNESS OF THE WORLD AS HE CROAKS OUT LYRICS IN A DISSONANT, NICK CAVE-ESQUE POETIC STYLE. IT’S GOTH AS FUCK. IT’S DARK. IT’S DRIVING. IT SOUNDS LIKE THE APOCALYPSE IS ABOUT TO UNLEASH. SO MUCH SO I CAN ALMOST SEE THE LOCUSTS. BUT THEN IT LETS UP JUST TO GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO BREATHE, ONLY TO HIT YOU AGAIN WITH CLASHING GUITAR.

IF I EVER NEED A SOUNDTRACK FOR WATCHING FOX NEWS AND FEELING THE IMPENDING DOOM, THIS IS IT.

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