Sunday 13 February 2022

Vacant Lights - Funeral Noise Exits

Vacant Lights play a tortured mix of sludge/noise/stoner

with a definite experimental vibe. This is a heavy trip

into Melvins/Christpunchers type of brainmelt riffs, coupled

with the unhinged rhythms of early Jesus Lizard or Big

Black. The songs create a dense, claustrophobic atmosphere

that sucks you into a frenzied world of fuzzed out psychosis.

The band have created their own unique take on this genre.

Fuzzed guitars, distorted bass and head-pounding drums

lay the foundations for cleanish/harsher vocals

to sit on top of the mix but never overpowering the frenetic

guitar noise. Song passages ebb and flow, taking you

from slow motion swamp speed to jarring psychedelic freak

outs. Saxaphones, field recordings, spoken word all help to take

this to another level that The Swans and Lingua Ignota have only hinted at.

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