Friday, 13 June 2014

Young Widows - Easy Pain

Young Widows are back with their 4th album “Easy Pain” 
and they have found the intersection between ugliness and beauty. 

For a three piece, the music throbs,  judders and face-melts
with noise rock and post hardcore intelligence and aggression.

Guitarist Evan Patterson’s vocals are right down in the mix, giving
an impression of suffocation and trapped anguish that convey the
tension that is evident within the song structures. With a shit
hot rhythm section playing like tightly coiled springs, the
dynamics of the guitar are able to explode with fret-mangling
chords and spastic lead attacks.

Like a three way fuckathon between The Jesus Lizard, The Bad
Seeds and The Gun Club, the resulting offspring is grimy, seedy
and shot through with menace, bourbon and cheap drugs.

Restraint controlled with menace is a hard trick to pull off
but Young Widows have done just that with their best album
so far.

Highly recommended.

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