THEN COMES SILENCE – Debut album review

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Then comes silence – Slowly Dragging You Down (video)

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I’m gonna be honest with you: at first, I did not really like Then comes silence album. We were in July, I got this death obsessed record, played it once and thought it could be one single song broadcasted all over and over again. In one word: repetitive.

Three months later, my opinion has evolved. This eponymous debut album (release date : November the 7th) needs probably a bit of time to get into your veins. Who’s behind? Hard to tell precisely, since the band members want to remain anonymous: they “see themselves as not important and do not want to interfere with the experience”. The presence of Alex Svenson from the brilliant band Sad day for puppets at the production gives us a clue.

More important, the band and its gothic touch has this little something that most shoegazing bands do not and will never have. More convincing when they play it loud than when they preach their pain slowly, Then comes silent remains a true curiosity.

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