Saturday, 13 November 2010

SINGAPORE SLING : Must Be Destroyed

The princes of darkness are back after a memorable trip in the heart of doom and sin. Elegantly venomous, Singapore Sling always knows how to paint the daytime black and make the nighttime your closest friend with its lust infused spell.

Must Be Destroyed comes across as somewhat less extreme than the previous record Perversity, Desperation and Death but remains nonetheless astounding in its effect and visuals and gets even more sensual and mysterious. “Noth” is a musical and mental treasure that will hold your breath.

Each track is once again to be heard as a chapter in the history of the band, as a piece of storytelling with psychotic reactions stemming from an ever inspirational theme which is decay.

Surprisingly uplifting, “Summer Times” nails it with is multiple shimmers of onyx, a black diamond tune that turns your usual rainbow into an engrossing starry night. Soundgasmic!

“You Can Never Change Your Heart” is to be remembered as the most up-tempo and electronica friendly The Icelanders have ever composed, an energetic alternative to introspection and brooding.

“Hope” ironically adds a touch of anxiety. What’s bred in the bone will come out in the flesh…

“One More Trip” crystallizes the essence of the Reykjavik band. Edgy and ominous, it sets your soul and senses on fire with its intoxicating and haunting beat. It is the final cut to the tales of drone’n’ black and their hypnotic and one of a kind atmosphere. Henrik sounds as though he was singing from beyond the grave.

Singapore Sling Must Be ADORED, it can be crowned as the most stylish offspring of the genius Jesus & Mary Chain and therefore as a band that gives darkness its mark of prestige.

There is no cure for this disease…

Must Be Destroyed will be on Itunes as of December, 1st and is available through Outlier Records.


  1. Song of the Rose
    For Zeus chose us a King of the flowers in his mirth,
    He would call to the rose, and would royally crown it;
    For the rose, ho, the rose! is the grace of the earth,
    Is the light of the plants that are growing upon it!
    For the rose, ho, the rose! is the eye of the flowers,
    Is the blush of the meadows that feel themselves fair,
    Is the lightning of beauty that strikes through the bowers
    On pale lovers that sit in the glow unaware.
    Ho, the rose breathes of love! ho, the rose lifts the cup
    To the red lips of Cypris invoked for a guest!
    Ho, the rose having curled its sweet leaves for the world
    Takes delight in the motion its petals keep up,
    As they laugh to the wind as it laughs from the west.