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GHLOW ‘Slash and Burn’

Apr 6, 2021 | Reviews

Caustic electropunk from Sweden

Slash and Burn was in danger of drowning under a heap of expectation. We’d read a myriad of labels being thrown its way before we heard a second. And with Emille De Blanche and Nicolay Evdokimov both having worked in differing artistic and musical backgrounds, this could have been a non-starter. Luckily they’ve honed their craft to what the duo call electropunk. Starting with a drum machine, then pouring on caustic bass and guitar is a decent recipe. However, add in De Blanche’s urgent howl and it’s something special. Rising above the mix, comparisons to Jehnny Beth are inevitable. Just to add more labels and expectations, we detect a 90s industrial vibe and a successful future.

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