Saturday, 4 February 2012
Review: ††† (Crosses) - EP ††
Though the tracks here may appear at a slower and more drawn out pace, there is often a sense of exhilaration and excitement to be found. Listening to Prurien†, the pulsing synth drums was something that just couldn't be ignored and the overall atmosphere of †elepa†hy is one of pure velocity. An influence from Moreno's work in Deftones can be identified mixed with a reminiscence to the various musical works of Trent Reznor.
The final tracks †rophy and 1987 do present the more melancholic moments of ††† (Crosses) pretty effortlessly, especially 1987, with it's dwindling basslines and haunting vocal performance of Moreno with the repetition of "In the waves a shoebox of ashes/ A silver casket/ A mother dressed for eternities breath" reveals the groups ability to create an unsettling and gripping touch of bleakness and desolation to their music.
Overall, listening to this EP proves that Moreno and Lopez have managed to impress once again, creating a breathtaking collection of atmospheric and graceful songs featuring lush soundscapes and pulsing performances which creates and hidden sense of grandeur and dreamy wonder throughout. If a full album is released filled entirely with songs such as these, listening to it shall be a very exciting prospect and will certainly be worth paying a lot for.
††† (Crosses) - EP †† is out now.