ALBUM REVIEW: Geist – Swarming Season | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Cursed Monk Records

Released: 20.09.19







With rumours abounding of a UK election later this year, it appears that Durham’s Geist may have already stolen the moment. Conjuring up the despair for previous elections, Geist’s standout track Election Day feels like an attempt to squeeze all of the angst and frustration with modern day politics out into a two minute and twenty eight second bomb track.  A perfect synopsis for the album, Election Day is relentless, angry and unrepentant and goes some way to create music from the chaos that often surrounds modern living.  

Bleak in places (Silent Hive), heavy and experimental in others (Unnatural Selection), Swarming Season combines metal with hardcore to produce an album that is unpredictable and raw, swamped in pain and anger.



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