|When The Wolves Return
I have never met such amazing people in my life. Super talented, Hard work ethic. Tours after tours. I have seen them a few times now and they still blow me away. This LP is the fusion of many sounds into an amalgam of something better. Electronica mixed with Metal, Goth, and dark energy.
Their imagery is iconic. Steven with his dreads, Donna with her style and the way she moves. They make amazing music videos as well. I really liked Treacherous Thing on this lp. One of the stand out tracks for sure. Very cool lyrics and I love how the song builds and releases. The main riff reminds me of something Goldfrap would make.Then the guitars come in and the whole song takes off.
VAC did a remix for NEW LEGION, It is out on metropolis digital single only. This is a pretty epic Goth Rock Anthem. Reminds me of something I would hear in a movie, or opening credits to some cool dark tv series. I really like the fx they use on the synths and guitars, kinda of a subtle glitchy and electronic effect. The synth work is pretty creative and groove orientated. The best thing about the video is Rick asking “what do you want?, they had to edit out my response “The colostomy pudding bag of course” (no one will get it). But even better is Seeing Kim from Toronto dancing/attacking, and Rodney Anonymous being a money grubbing scum bag. LOL
My favorite tracks are: Darkness (Love the synth work. They lyrics, Percussion and the cool rob zombie like pads. Love the chorus!) , New Legion (a very epic track), Crossed (lyrics), Persona Non Grata (very catchy chorus cool chord progressions), Someday (reminds me of old school goth).
I give this an 8 out of 10. Go check it out…
Seriously, go buy this LP if you like electronic goth music. Not to mention they are my friends and have helped VAC out immensely in the past year at our live shows. I hope to play more shows with them in the future. I am driving to FT Collins to see them tonight.
ALSO here are some of the remaining shows on for tour they are currently on.
November 20th Longmont (Denver) CO @ The Dickens Opera House
November 21st Tulsa OK @ IDL Ballroom
November 23rd Chicago IL @ Reggie’s
November 24th Lakewood OH @ The Foundry
November 25th Pittsburgh PA @ Howler’s Coyote Cafe
November 26th New Haven CT @ Café Nine
November 27th NYC NY @ Stimulate (The Delancey)
November 28th Washington DC @ Spellbound
November 29th Albany NY @ Fuze Box
*also with Becoming the Devourer
December 3rd Mindless Faith & Velvet Acid Christ w Technophobia, Washington DC @ The Black Cat (Steven, Rick, & Donna perform w MF & VAC)