STABBINGS: The Fall b/w No Passion: 7”

May 25, 2010

Two tracks of Christian Death-inspired goth rock that weren’t at all the “outsider black metal” I was preparing myself for. Don’t let the word “goth” turn you off. No, seriously. This is good stuff. There is definitely an organ involved, but it doesn’t drown out the rest of the instrumentation or the great, agonized vocals on here. The minimalist packaging and hand stamped center labels add that DIY charm that is seldom associated with a genre of music that often relies heavily on stage theatrics and shock value for substance. Clearly, the music is the substance here.

 –Juan Espinosa (Sycophanticide,