And The Darkness Bangs + B​-​Sides

by Cold in Berlin

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    A. ...AND THE DARKNESS BANGS
    AA. THE LIE
    B. ...AND THE DARKNESS BANGS (HERETICS REMIX)

    'with knife-edged guitar riffs, sharpened at every turn, set against a whirlwind of apocalyptic driving beats, they elaborately wrap around Maya's powerful, explosively volatile howls' Dominion truecultheavymetal.com

    'this is a tidal wave: unforgiving and strongly make its point' sloucher.org
    'with knife-edged guitar riffs, sharpened at every turn, set against a whirlwind of apocalyptic driving beats, they elaborately wrap around Maya's powerful, explosively volatile howls' Dominion

    'this is a tidal wave: unforgiving and strongly make its point' sloucher.org

    CiB 'take their ethic a few steps further, they chose to write songs, utilising less common time-signatures (than the overly-used 4/4 time); and they project with a post-punk fervour! Picture Patti Smith or Siouxsie Sioux & The Banshees covering a tune by 80s punkers Romeo Void! My's vocals are very forward, and acceptably forceful, not backing down from the emotions that fuel her sentiment! She does not waste a listener's time, with unadventurous re-renderings of the boring pretenses that drench the believability of some mainstream efforts' indiemusicnews.info

    'the closing inclusion of Heretics' bass-heavy witch-step RMX of "… And The Darkness Bangs" comes as a welcome surprise. Ramping up the original's industrial compression, crumpling the beat and invoking those genre-dependent machine-gun drum rips, it can't help but then screw vocalist Maya's words into poison-tipped shards' sicmagzine.net
    'Produced by James Aparicio (whose credits include Depeche Mode, Spiritualized, Grinderman and Liars) who helped sharpen their already visceral sound' echosanddustnews.tumblr.com

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Though the band didn't experience much of the 1980's first hand CiB's 'And The Darkness Bangs' echoes an unfairly musically maligned decade. Not the synths of Tory pop but the brutal guitars of 'Our band could your life' albums from the fledgling alternative scene. Swans, Shellac and Sonic Youth from the US. And from the UK the chorus, reverb and delay pedals of Bauhaus, Joy Division and The Jesus and Mary Chain. The drums remain as solid as ever with pounding overdubs locking tight to future classic basslines.
But it's the scale of the sound that announces itself on the singles '...and the darkness bangs' and 'Take Control'. If 'Give Me Walls' was dark and spiky, the follow up sounds like a solid black wall of sonic death. Darker, heavier, slower, faster, better. Haunting vocals over massive drums. Driving bass versus eerie guitar lines. Choral chants of historical reenactment.

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released February 28, 2012

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'get sucked into their dark whirlpool of noise' Mojo

'Translators for our imploding society' ArtRocker

'A a voice that could fell oaks at 100 meters... razor-sharp guitar wizardry.' Q Magazine

'A mesmerising set of doomy, goth-infused tracks' Metal Hammer.
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