Last Plague Sex And Murder

Last Plague Sex And Murder
Delving significantly into odd tempos and a Kittens-ish, beat-heavy delivery, Last Plague prove themselves a tighter, more confrontational outfit on sophomore effort Sex And Murder. Factor in that Cursed's swan song clearly had a powerful impact on their relaying of bottom end and growling vocals and the album's 35 minutes become a compelling array of anomalous passages hammered together with busy half-tempo beats, the occasional guitar harmony and a sense of bitter passion. It's an interesting journey that hints at elements of straightforward hardcore, post-punk and the aforementioned volume dealers, yet there's something lacking — a fibrous under body that stabilizes them as something discernible instead of bits and pieces of everything else. Still, given that their debut is just about a year old and they've already thrown together another full-length, the band are certainly prodigious and will most likely find that ground by the time of their next recorded exercise. (Synthetic Sounds)