God On My Right – Dark – single review
God On My Right
Dark – out March 8
Full EP GOLDEN out March 29
Liverpool’s God On My Right release their new EP GOLDEN on March 29th with the lead track Dark out today. Nigel takes a listen for Louder Than War!
What we say:
I’m lulled into Dark with its lighter synths washing over the track – a little like Violater era Depeche Mode but then it gets heavier and heavier, lurching and falling like some careering, acid-soaked cyber-machine. A massive soundscape that envelopes the listener. At the core lies the bare bones of 70s NYC band Suicide which have been buried so deeply with layer upon layer of sub-bass and electronica that’s it’s barely recognisable. The track rises, falls, accelerates and collapses leaving you breathless – 80s beats punctuating the swirling synths and I just want to turn it up!
Year of The Goat mixes elements of early Cabaret Voltaire with the industrial/noise sound of early 80’s Clock CVA, pulsating before exploding. It’s deep dark and heavy. Silence adds a touch of Rage Against The Machine rap modernity to the mix, dark and heavy and closing tracks All Of Me and Kingdom of Shadows lighten the mood a little (but not much) before ending abruptly.
What they say:
Exploring more accessible territory than previous releases, ‘Dark’ utilises industrial beats with a polished and simplistic electronic aesthetic blending organic and atmospheric analogue synth and guitar patterns with a more direct and minimal structure resulting in an exciting shift in direction that feels fresh and relevant. The double EP ‘GOLDEN’ as a whole explores a heavier subject matter, and ‘Dark’ introduces these themes lyrically touching on personal reflection.
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