Reviews Chelsea Wolfe Hiss Spun

Chelsea Wolfe

Hiss Spun

Darkness isn’t something everybody can access within themselves. Some are afraid to explore those shadowy recesses, some deny they exist, and some embrace it and find a cathartic release through some outlet of their choosing.

Luckily for us, Chelsea Wolfe would appear to be in the latter category. To describe her music by any particular genre would only seem dismissive. Tawdry, even. It is heavy. It is dark. It is as if everything she creates is covered in a black veil.

But don’t be fooled into thinking the album is bleak. There’s a warm comfort in all this that envelops the listener and immerses them in her world. 

Tracks like “16 Psyche” and “Particle Flux” (and indeed the majority of the album have a building, tantric quality that serves to pique the listener’s interest throughout. Hiss Spun is most assuredly not an album to be relegated to the background while you’re doing housework. It demands your attention. To stop whatever you’re doing for 48 minutes and experience it.

8.1 / 10Kevin Fitzpatrick
Advertisement
Radio K 2
Leave a comment

8.1 / 10

8.1 / 10

Share this content
Advertisement
Radio K 2
Recent reviews

Astpai

True Capacity

7.5 / 10 Astpai - True Capacity album cover

Austrian touring machine Astpai are ready to release their sixth full length album unto the world. Astpai has held a low profile recently. Their previous album Burden Calls is from 2014. Ok, ...

La Armada

Anti-Colonial Vol. 1

7.3 / 10 La Armada  - Anti-Colonial Vol. 1 album cover
200 Words Or Less

I usually lean more melodic than heavy in my daily listening. But there’s a time and place for everything, and La Armada definitely hit that craving for pure vitriolic aggression. ...

Alice In Chains

Rainier Fog

8.3 / 10 Alice In Chains - Rainier Fog album cover

It’s been 12 years since Alice In Chains reactivated with vocalist William DuVall - making his time in the band roughly twice that of Layne Staley, but the shadow left ...

Related news

Tours Russian Circles and Chelsea Wolfe to Tour This Fall

Posted Aug. 21, 2018, 1 a.m.

Russian Circles and Chelsea Wolfe will be embarking on a co-headlining US tour this Fall. Russian Circles will also be doing a few of their own headlining shows following the ...

Shows Dark Mofo 2016 line-up

Posted April 18, 2016, 7:53 p.m.

No rest. Wicked. Dark Mofo, Mona's midwinter festival, is an annual pilgrimage celebrating all things dark through large scale public art, feasts and sonic enlightenment.  The line-up for this ...

x

Logo

Looking for the SPB logo? You can download it in a range of styles and colours here:

Click anywhere outside this dialog to close it, or press escape.