Wednesday, April 16, 2014

White Suns - Totem (2014) ALBUM STREAMING

New York trio White Suns' third album "Totem" was out March 14th on The Flenser, and the least I could say about it can be summarized in one word : relentless. Two guitars, drums and electronics for a successful yet earaching but ultimately galvanizing fusion of post-hardcore and noise. Still this music can't really be labelled noise rock, the structure of each tracks composing this cataclysmic album is closer to the wildest free improv, only it is indeed structured. However the guitars sonic palette remains close to no wave bands like early Sonic Youth, Pussy galore or later noise combos like Harry Pussy or Trumans Water, the vocals ferocity reminds me of Big Black or Scratch Acid, while the disjointed shattering metallic rattlings joined to various electronic tremors and hellish percussive stomps gather impressions left by bands like Wolf Eyes or Prurient. Despite those references, which are ultimately mine, not theirs, in a manner to situate this album, White Suns produced a more than interesting yet quite terrifying sonic journey. Not for the faint of heart though.
Stream this spooking thing below and tell me what you think of it.

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