Spotlight: Black Baron – Divine Chains


I don’t know where they’re from, but I’m guessing America, which is right – since they’re from Hamilton. If you notice their dialect. On the Victim House-label, two days ago, Black Baron released a four-tracked album on cassette. An album titled “Divine Chains“, with agony channeled through a modest landscape of “dream”-punk and post-punk. One thing to note is their wonderful melodies, which sure are apt to be described as just dreamy. Which gives the “dream”-punk title more justice. Everything from the agonized vocals to the earnest intentions of the music, are incredible. They’re not the stiff incarnation of unoriginal post-punk that have been flooding the gates lately, because they’re kind of doing their own things, which gives a lot of pleasure to your ears. Instead of listening to the recanting of dozen post-punk bands out there. With their tracks “The Twisting Fate Of Future Years“, “The Cold Fluorescent Light Of Blinding“, “Divine Chains” and “(Outro)” – they deserve a place amongst the more original in these years. Thanks for not budging, thanks for creating something of your own. Stream the whole ordeal down below, listen to it, and buy their cassette from Victim House if you like it.

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