ALBUM REVIEW: The Holy Family – Go Zero | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Rocket Recordings

Released: 21.07.23






Pagan rituals drift upon us…unassuming, sinister, awash in mysticism, an intense maelstrom of unnerving gut wrench, and that’s just the first track, Crawling Out! The Holy Family’s album veers on the dark side of psych folk as a whole, revelling in its own ritual, brazenly sacrificing everything within chanting distance. And then The Watcher seduces you into a mental haze, while the Hell Born Babe cavorts, snaking into your lug-holes, deceptively funky.

The album largely takes its inspiration from cult author Brian Catling’s Vorrh, where the dense forest full of everything past and present reverberates in a verdant psychedelic miasma, obscuring, barely discernible and yet gloriously bathed in noise. It took a few goes but now I’m totally lost in the undergrowth.


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