Single Review – Gengahr – Carrion

Carrion’s sweeping and menacing entrance is the first indicator of the darker themes Gengahr’s latest single tackles. The guitars roar louder, the lyrics are pithier and the bass is gloomier. It’s also one of their best tracks. The sporadic softness of Felix Bushe compliments the rush of instrumentalism perfectly, while the harmonic chorus feels wonderfully rustic (although it does seem like the vocal gets swallowed somewhat by the instrumentalism, I do kind of like it like that). The track has its own rules; it’s a bit unpredictable, with the highlight being a guitar solo to precede the chorus finale. Its speedy; its irrepressible; it’s the kind of strong composition Gengahr need to make it onto the indie mainstream. It’s really, really good.

Ellie Chivers

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