ALBUM REVIEW: Genghis Tron – Dream Weapon | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Relapse Records

Released: 26.03.21

 

 

 

 

 

 

Making an unexpected return having entered a hiatus shortly after the release of 2008’s landmark electronica/metal hybrid Board Up The House, Genghis Tron decide not to pick up where they left off but instead to move their ambitions much further in the distance.

With the addition of new vocalist Tony Wolksi and live drummer Nick Yacyshyn, Dream Weapon streamlines their sound away from grindcore blasts and IDM glitch towards a less abrasive, more grandiose post-rock direction: when it works, as on the mantra-like title track and fiery closer Great Mother, it’s a smart and satisfying evolution, but with the likes of Alone In The Heart Of The Light stubbornly refusing to take light, it’s a gamble that doesn’t always pay off.

 

 

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