Label: Lifeforce Records - LFR 161-1,Supreme Chaos Records - no cat • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered Gray Mabled • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock • Style: Black Metal, Post Rock
Sometimes the way you first experience an album is everything. Three years later sees me in an entirely different set of circumstances: working an exhausting job I hate in a city I hate even more, mashing buttons through life and trying to maintain some semblance Vanishing Youth - Thränenkind - King Apathy humanity.
Vastly improving on its already excellent predecessor, Apathy effectively blends post-rock, post-metal, crust, and black metal in a tightly wound 46 minutes that depicts the struggle of remaining an emotional being in a society that seems more inclined to press us into dead-eyed, clock-punching drones. In comparison to ElkApathy is heavier and more effectively blurs the line between its softer and harsher moments. Elsewhere they Dat Ass - Jonwayne - Oodles Of Doodles (File, Album, MP3) inspire cynicism; here, the forthright delivery and superb musical backing makes that impossible.
The crisp, clear production supports this theme, as well: the guitar tone and thumpy drums make it feel vaguely mechanical, while the smooth clean picking and leads are drenched with emotion and vibrancy. Over multiple listens, I searched for flaws like a tongue prodding for canker sores, and came up with nothing.
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