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Sunday, December 16, 2012

KISS THE ANUS OF A BLACK CAT / Weltuntergangsstimmung [2012]

Kiss The Anus Of A Black Cat's 2010 album Hewers of Wood and Drawers of Water dugdeep into an organic neo-folk sound, so one would expect Stef Irritant to go even further into that territory.
Not so.  In fact, 2012's Weltuntergangsstimmung sounds like Irritant was aiming for a Sisters Of Mercy & Bahaus post-punk style that surprisingly suits the act quite well.  Scaling back on the guitars, Cat uses dense, dreary synths as the backbone of the compositions.  Irritant's voice fits this sound seamlessly, however he could spend a bit more time incorporating his own songwriting style into the mix rather than rehashing what's already been done by every post-rock group before this. 

3 "Gloom & Doom"'s out of 5

Songs Of Note: Define PShake Off Your Dreams

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