MOTH: First Second: LP

Nov 02, 2015

Serviceable but uninspiring goth from some people in Denmark. I like my goth dark and ethereal. Whatcha get here is, for the most part, tepid. Songs that don’t really go anywhere and don’t try to get where they might be going with much energy. Lyrics are typical goth stuff—death, sorrow, and whatnot. The one exception to the rest of the record is “Shrapnel,” which shows a bit of energy. However, that one song ain’t enough to get over the mellowness of most of the record, the straight-up new wave goth track on here, and the track that sounds like they should be paying royalties to Bauhaus. In the end, this one is pretty forgettable and uninspired.

 –Vincent (Mass Media)