This doesn’t live up to the hope or the hype. Aggressive, brutal, black, yes. But original, different, or pushing anything other than wind out of the speakers, no. With Ackercocke gone, Voices are in the early stages of picking up and sticking together the pieces of their own puzzle. What this album relies upon mostly is the drumming. David Gray is doing all the work here, and too much of it. While the tracks are dense and loaded with fiery riffs and the requisite hoarse vocals, this just thunders on and on and on without any clear direction; the engine is running at about 800,000 revs but there’s nobody at the wheel. While trying to be dramatic and emotive, like the production, everything is spilling over the top and so in attempting to define itself, it’s suffocated by its own urgency. But there is much here to indicate that Voices could become something special. We’ll see… hopefully.
FROM THE HUMAN FOREST CREATE A FUGE OF IMAGINARY RAIN
Review by Jason Guest
11th March 2013
2) Eyes Become Black
3) Fragmented Illustrations of Anger
4) Unawareness of Human Emotion
5) Sexual Isolation
6) This Too Shall Pass
7) Everything You Believe Is Wrong
8) Creating the Museaum of Rape
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:
"...this just thunders on and on and on without any clear direction; the engine is running at about 800,000 revs but there’s nobody at the wheel."