Album Review | A Place To Bury Strangers – Transfixiation

WHEN: 17.02.2015
WHERE: Dead Oceans
LOVE.LIKE.ALRIGHT: LIKE

Who needs ears anyway? Noise rock naughty boys A Place To Bury Strangers return with their new album Transfixiation and after checking out single Straight the other month it certainly got us hyped for more material that was ready to punch our little heads off. Also they linked to our review of the single on their Facebook page which we were extremely fangirl-y about.

Supermaster kicks off the record with all kinds of noises and crashes and burns that details everything we’re going to hear from Transfixiation and projects a lot of Bauhaus/Gang Of Four-esque movements which sounds really cool. The sporadic riffs and solos lay down a sketchy, chaotic atmosphere that makes way for the very accessible Straight which sounds excellent together, and this trilogy is loudly finished off by the eardrum bursting sounds of Love High. Goddamn that song is loud.

What’s great about this record is that tempo is always on a constant high. A Place To Bury Strangers know how to keep everything GOING AT THIS LEVEL ALL THE TIME and they certainly don’t show any signs of slowing down. All of the songs on this record are performed with energetic monsters behind them, even the six minute Deeper and Now It’s Over offer a little reprise from ALL OF THIS but still manages to sound as if an amplifier’s about to konk out.

 Once again A Place To Bury Strangers have delivered another record that takes it up a notch and kicks you in the crotch. It’s a very solid record that offers all sorts of noise from the straight up heavy sounding garage rock jams to the slightly more ambient ventures into fuzziness and one that certainly keeps the band’s solid reputation strong. For more music reviews, free downloads and brand new ear drums check out Exploding Head Syndrome on Facebook and Twitter.
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