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Crippled Black Phoenix

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4 stars Listening diary 2nd October, 2021: Crippled Black Phoenix - Ellengæst (progressive post-rock, 2020)

As much as I like Crippled Black Phoenix, I'll admit that I had begun to write them off a bit. Their style of apocalyptic post-tinged prog rock, with frequent touchstones to Pink Floyd, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Ennio Morricone, was unique, and to this day I can't really think of many acts who did the same thing - but it did get a little boring. This, however, is an utterly unexpected breath of fresh air. Although if you squint, you can hear all the same influences that were there before, there's an entirely different focus. This is dark, heavy and almost gothic at times. There are tracks here that are closer to The Sisters of Mercy than Pink Floyd, and some of the guitar tones bring in a subtle metal tinge unheard of on their previous work. For a band that were treading water stylistically, this is a fantastic shot in the arm and already sounds nothing like anyone else in the current scene, which is what CBP were doing at their best.

7.6 (4th listen)

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