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Chelsea Wolfe – Ἀποκάλυψις

Great bit of news here for you – a sneaky peak at the new album by LA-based doom-monger Chelsea Wolfe, out on the style-defining label and aesthetic cult, Pendu. The new record, entitled Ἀποκάλυψις (or, for those of you less versed in Ancient Greek, Apokalypsis) is a brilliant evolution in sound and form from her first album, The Grime and The Glow.  At a base level the tracks are formed out of blackened folk, somewhat akin to PJ Harvey, but elements of experimental rock and the influence of doom, drone and psychedelia abound, imbuing the sound with depth and majesty. Chelsea’s harrowed voice, reminiscent of Portishead’s Beth Gibbons, now pierces deeper then ever before, delicate but brooding in its effect. The sum is a brilliant album of dark arts and the end of days. We urge you to get on it.

Unfortunately the full album preview has just been taken down. To fill the gap until it’s released on August 23rd (when we’d highly recommend you purchase it) here are a few of the stand-out tracks for your listening pleasure.

If you like what you hear and you want more right now, jump over to the Pendu shop and pick up her first album.

This entry was written by Mary J Bilge and published on June 15, 2011 at 2:42 pm. It’s filed under music and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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