Tuesday, 17 February 2015
Gláss - Foreign Bastard
Review by Brayden Bagnall
Genre/s: Post Punk, Noise Rock
For Fans Of: Iceage. Wire, Gang Of Four, Unwound, Shipping News, June Of 44
Gláss are a three piece band straight outta Greenville, South Carolina that play particularly somber music. Taking the frosty stabs of clean guitar and gloom from 1970s post punk and the cathartic bursts of distortion from 1990s post-hardcore/noise rock and subtle nods to post rock and ambient music, Gláss twist all these style into a sound that is distinctly their own.
Each track exhibits gripping tension through buildups and sudden switches between quiet atmospherics, atonal guitar noise and massive riffs. Both vocalists adopt an emotionally distant, and softly delivered approach that remains cold and melancholic throughout the entirety of Foreign Bastard, letting the instruments convey the mood instead.
If you're the sort of person that loves the build ups and crescendos of post rock but can't be bothered to wait 10 minutes for them to happen, have a particularly soft spot for Louisville, Kentucky or just have a profound appreciation for moody, dark music this one's for you.
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