ALBUM REVIEW: Tension Span – The Future Died Yesterday | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Neurot Recordings

Released: 30.09.22






The San Franciscan East Bay punk outfit Tension Span were born in the pandemic from the ashes of Christ On Parade, Neurosis, Dystopia and Assunder and release a nuanced first album that’s dissonant, thoughtful, raucous when it needs to be and doesn’t totally rely on anger and anarchy.

Synths and samples feature prominently, as well as some customary guitars and drums banging about your lug holes as they explore the bleak modern condition and societal suffering with a tangible air that the struggle is worth it in the long run. It’s not as darkly nihilistic as you would imagine, which could be a consequence of recording the parts remotely during lockdown and allowing a degree of circumspection that is evident in this clever debut.


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