NAMELESS CREATIONS: Upon God’s Call: LP

To my mind, a well-executed death rock record is a wondrous thing. There’s just so much mood, emotion, and sonic experimentation available to be mined, molded, and relayed back to the listener that may not be as readily available in so many of punk’s other subgenres. The elements are all there on this Polish goth band’s full-length—non-linear guitar playing, Christian Death-inspired dirges, a keenness for experimentation—but somehow the parts just don’t quite gel. Perhaps the guitar sound is just too clean, the vocals too monotone, the songs themselves are not as strong as they could be, or all of these at once, but, at the end, it isn’t as impactful as it might’ve been. –Jimmy Alvarado (Nameless Creations, facebook.com/Namelesscreationsrockmusic)