When Gengahr’s comeback single ‘Carrion’ rolls into life, the most noticeable change from their brilliant debut ‘A Dream Outside’ is the vocals of Felix Bushe. His floaty falsetto has become a snarling, swaggering voice, recalling Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox in its new-found twang.
It provides a base on which the band take their sound to darker, heavier places. Stabs of John Victor’s guitar battle with an increasingly strong rhythm section before a swirling storm of a chorus barges down the door.
Rising and falling across its length, ‘Carrion’ feels like it’s building towards something, and a second album that widens Gengahr’s horizons significantly. It’s true within the song itself too - ‘Carrion’ folds out into the band’s dirtiest guitar solo yet, a towering riff that sees them embracing the creepy darkness that only a song named after roadkill could bring.
As a first taster of Gengahr’s second album, ‘Carrion’ ticks all the boxes, while leaving the door wide open for what to expect from ‘A Dream Outside”s follow-up. A very welcome return.
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