BELLICOSE MINDS, THE: The Creature: 12” LP

“Bellicose” means aggressive or hostile—and this three-piece delivers unromantic, expansive, political post-punk. Lyric themes cover drug addiction, oligarchy, and staring into the abyss, delivered with enough reverb to sound like it was recorded in a cavernous underground bunker. B-side track “A Likely Outcome” is about nuclear annihilation; you do the math. Looking forward to more pre-apocalyptic, anarcho-gothic cultural commentary for the next four years, especially if it sounds this good. –Cheyenne Neckmonster (Black Water)