Bleached Cross / Shamewave - Split - Cassette
LIMITED EDITION CASSETTE.
“blood seeps from the stone, and darkness emerges”
Bleached Cross embraces this darkness; conjuring those parts of life to transform them through their songs as rituals. Evoking the aggression of screamo and hardcore through a lens of post punk, dark wave, and shoegaze, their infectious drum beats and pop hooks intertwine between reverb soaked guitars and distorted synth pads creating something both ethereal and unrelenting. A grim alchemy that proves there is beauty in darkness, and catharsis in its release.
"In shadows we rise…"
Shamewave’s two tracks showcase a fine portrait of the project, showing both where they are as well as a possible nod of what to expect in the future. “Ballerina” continues in the direction of their previous work, a full on assault of jet-engine guitars and rock-solid rhythms. Likely to please fans of the band’s existing material, but enough of an upgrade to draw attention from new listeners as well.
The split’s other track, “Situation Stun Gun” , finds the band presenting their arguably most pop offering yet, with its hook laden chorus and melodic lead pitted against a massive wall of guitars.