You always approach a new track by Swans with a little trepidation - Michael Gira's not one to step back from the brink, and sometimes his desire to push things forward can lead to music that at best can be described as challenging. I needn't have worried with this track through; it's just the right side of menacing. It gets a hypnotic groove on right at the start and keeps it up for the next 7 minutes. The thing it reminds me of most is Nick Cave at his most visceral, with bursts of noise and stabs of clarity underpinning Gira's threatening vocals.
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