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THE DARK OF THE CITY

Hibernal

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.81 | 53 ratings

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peterpea
5 stars Hibernal return in 2017 with yet another brilliant and original concept album 'The Dark of the City', and this might be their best one yet.

If you've never heard one of these albums before, it could best be described as a cross between an audiobook, a concept album and a movie soundtrack. An original script acted out by professional voice talent is accompanied by a collection of songs that function as the score. It truly is something original and unique.

'The Dark of the City' follows the story of a cop carrying out a relentless search for the creature that killed her partner. Set in a cyberpunk-ish city 'Carson Bay', the atmosphere is conveyed by sound effects, the synth-driven score and some incredible acting.

The songs are shorter and the pace of the narrative is ramped up in comparison to earlier albums, and that suits the story perfectly. This is a taut sci-fi thriller that features an incredible twist at the end. You won't see it coming.

Give it your full attention for an hour in a dark room and you'll find it really is like stepping into another world. Highly recommended.

peterpea | 5/5 |

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