ILLICITOR: Self-titled: CD

Mar 20, 2018

Wow. Besides having some of the craziest CD packaging I’ve ever seen, Las Vegas’s Illicitor sounds incredibly full for a three-piece. And on a majority of songs here, they also sound a lot like Glass And Ashes—the same yowls and steamroller-esque, post-punk frenzy and pummeling wall of noise. Can’t believe that this band rose, at least somewhat, from the ashes of Holding Onto Sound. You’ll find elements of screamo, post-punk, and metal all vying for the top of the scrap heap, and regardless of who’s winning, it’s a solid, bone-jarring, convincing mess. –Keith Rosson (GC)