Sunday, 25 October 2009

SINGAPORE SLING : Perversity, Desperation and Death

Perversity, Desperation and Death… could one get more ominous ?
The Reykjavik-based sextet pursues its doomed adventures in the land of chaos with this fourth poisonous record, following up on curse, destroyed life and blood.
Pernicious and intoxicating, Singapore Sling get darker than ever and keep on following in the footsteps of their mentors The Jesus and Mary Chain with razor-sharp riffs, complemented by Henrik Björnsson’s arousing vocals.

One might find the Icelanders’ sound too linear at first but if you pay attention and let their "howl" enrapture you, you will notice that each tune is relevant and well-thought of as part of a coherent story revolving around lust and death, the cornerstones of rock’n’roll.
The band’s sexy and deadly charm bears a peculiar visual connotation, the mental picture of lost highways and rotten cities.
Take a ride with the “Godman”, you will wallow deep into hell, with all sorts of torture.
“Song For The Spirit”, a modern and venomous Mary Chain’s “Sidewalking”, is indeed filled with the sound of the devil, with such exhilarating guitars that the latter will set your senses on fire.
As glowing as "Song For The Spirit" is, "Martian Arts" is utterly cold, cynical and ill-fated, providing the dehumanized feel of an all sinful world, scorched to the soul and subject to constant drug and alcohol abuse.
This all comes down to man’s fragile condition and his loneliness. How self-loathing to hear Björnsson sing: “I’d die to be alone!” in “Last Man On Earth”!

Epic and beautifully twisted, the Icelandic rock'n'rollers deliver eleven striking shades of black, just get lost in the fuzz'n'drone darkness and you will catch more reflections everytime you load those demonic guns.

Rank : Stormy High
Perversity, Desperation and Death was released on 8MMMusik on June, 12th 2009.

1 comment:

  1. You had me at "keep on following in the footsteps of their mentors The Jesus and Mary Chain" ;-)