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chelsea wolfe

Abyss

Sargent House



CD

Released: 7th Aug 2015

out of stock


2LP + download

Released: 7th Aug 2015

£27.99


inspired by that unsettling, nebulous state between waking & sleeping, the californian princess of darkness produces an extraordinary, heavy, 5th album.

wolfe may have obvious antecedents in siouxsie sioux, the cocteau twins & dead can dance, & an equally obvious kinship with current excavators of feminine darkness zola jesus, gazelle twin & warpaint, but 'abyss' proves that her particular of gloomy noise, soulful vocals, dramatic melodies & horror soundtrack dynamics is uniquely evocative & sensual. as well as the above reference points, various residents also compare this inky, immersive record to beth gibbons, the haxan cloak, esben & the witch, fever ray & swans, all of which adds up to far more than one-dimensional gothiness. “Her darkest, heaviest & most personal album yet . . . a haunting, doomy exercise in loud-quiet dynamics" - Rolling Stone; "bewitching netherworld torch songs... a darkly compelling tour de force" 4/5 - mojo.

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Tracklist

  1. Carrion Flowers
  2. Iron Moon
  3. Dragged Out
  4. Maw
  5. Grey Days
  6. After the Fall
  7. Crazy Love
  8. Simple Death
  9. Survive
  10. Color of Blood
  11. The Abyss