Wolpert’s vocals are soothing and add a nice bit of beauty to the ugliness she’s singing over.
A track like ‘Adamah’ wouldn’t seem out of place being sung by Bjork.
It’s two and a half minutes of suffocating noise with a brief but welcome drum beat for about 30 seconds in the middle.It’s one of my favorite parts of the album and works as an excellent one-two punch with the following track, ‘Hallow/Hollow.’Overall, the album works as a whole, but it definitely leaves me wondering how it would be taken if it was split into two EP’s, one for the more pop sounding songs and one for the heavier songs.Featuring a handful of tracks with Assembly of Light Choir’s Chrissy Wolpert on clean vocals, the album is a pretty weird mix of weird pop and The Body’s typical harsh noise laden doom.The combination almost seems at odds with one another, but after a few listens, Fittingly enough, the most interesting thing about the album are the more pop oriented tracks.Lunn’s take on Appalachian bluegrass and black metal is infectious and breathtaking. I don’t mean this in a negative way, but more of a “I’ve listened to this album 50 times and still have no idea what the fuck is happening” kind of way.
Their take on doom is usually buried underneath beats and noise, sometimes completely obscuring whatever “normal” instrumentation is taking place. Chip King and Lee Buford stated that they were out to make the “grossest pop album of all time”, and they’ve definitely achieved that in spades.His vocals have an anger, contempt, and sadness to them that fits the song perfectly.I’ve always wondered if Dylan has ever heard this and what his reaction would be.Either way, fans of The Body won’t disappointed and adds a new aspect to The Body that should make their future interesting.Their mix of noise, doom, and industrial griminess works wonders when added to pop beats and clean vocals.Honorable Mention I wanted to put Delirium Cordia by Fantomas on this list, but felt like it was unfair to pick an hour plus long song.