MASQUERADE: Blood Is the New Black: 12”LP

Helsinki band Masquerade is an interesting mix of genres. They somehow gel early Banshees, post-punk Arctic Flowers, the dark psychedelic goth of Rakta, and melodic ‘90s alternative a la Jane’s Addiction “Three Days” into a perfect tincture. All quiet, all storm. Heavy bass, dark winding melodies, and Siouxsie vocals have a haunting effect. Trippy ending of choir echoes of drummer boy add to the overall euro darkness. 

 –Camylle Reynolds (Mass Media)