HELMS ALEE: Noctiluca: 12” LP

Aug 01, 2019

For my money, this is the best band in the Northwest right now. And I say not because they aren’t good elsewhere but because they are so deeply Northwest. They are dark, stormy, heavy, and verdant. This record is just as heavy but more experimental than 2016’s Stillicide, with more front and center vocals from bassist Dana James and (absolutely fucking stellar) drummer Hozoji Margullis. I once had someone tell me that Ben’s vocals sound like he is singing in a cave in space and this is so true and beautiful. This band rules so hard and if you miss out on this record, you have done yourself really dirty. –Theresa W. (Digital Regress)