Saurien – And Still The Lungs Won’t Fill (Album – Anywave)

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Genre/Influences: Industrial.

Format: Digital, Cassette.

Background/Info: This is the first (mini)-album by French formation Saurien. The band was previously featured at compilations and now delivers seven tracks.

Content: This band brings a raw and Industrial-driven sound. Heavy, repetitive, loops carried by solid guitar  reminds me an imaginary hybrid between legendary 80s formations Big Black and Sonic Youth.

+ + + : This retro-sound has something powerful and original. The guitar play creates a heavy, Industrial, exposure which is raw, unpolished and merciless. Guitar, rhythms and vocals create an exploding cocktail with “Ghost” as true apotheosis.

– – – : This is solid debut which has to be elaborated but globally speaking this is a great record. I only hope this band will reach a wider audience of Industrial-minded fans.

Conclusion: Back to the glorious days of Industrial-Rock music. This is a band to keep an eye on.

Best songs: “Ghost”, “Look Around”, “Anguish Knot”.

Rate: 7½.


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