X27 Antilove

X27 Antilove
Antilove is a taut, twisting album laced with seedy garage kicks and gasping pop licks. The album starts off with devilish candy-coated deviations full of potent rhythmic grinds and euphoric growls, delivered courtesy of vocalist/bassist Carmen X. The album then veers off into the trudging, grunge-fuelled “Red is Green.” Clawed out and grudgingly frenetic, “Red is Green” is a standout track full of distorted snags, veils of torment and a pulsating bass line that drills piercing throbs through the frayed trip of vocalist/guitarist Rikkeh Suhtn. “It’s All For You” takes on a lot of the same sporadic freak-outs, though it dwells in a darker swirling torrent. The title track is a velveteen purr driven by throbbing guitars and punctuating drums that leave bruised accents, although the same could be said for Antilove altogether. This is a record that knows how to let an impression linger. (Narnack)