DEAD SPACE, THE: Faker: LP

Beefed-up post-punk in the vein of Joy Division or early Swans. They do what all good post-punk bands do: create a sense of openness and space within their music that allows the listener to fall into the vast soundscape. As always, the heavier songs are my favorite. There’s a good balance, too, because bands can sometimes lean too far in the direction of slower songs. This record did not put me to sleep, and that’s a great thing. Grade: B+. 

 –Bryan Static (12XU)