Release Date: 09/08/09
Haunting, Beautiful and Intense, are several words that can describe Life Cried's sophomore album 'Banished Psalms', the follow up to the band's critically acclaimed 2006 release 'Drawn & Quartered' (NTK 021). Band leader Chris Reject continues to push the boundaries of personal expression with his unique mix of introspective lyrics fused with dark electro and classical gothic influences. Founding the band in 1999, Reject worked on his debut for 5 years before choosing to release it, similarly he spent 3 years working on the songs that would become 'Banished Psalms'. With 'Banished Psalms' listeners get a rare glimpse into the mind of this eccentric front man, with tales of personal strife, love and addiction carefully interwove with an underlying theme of a loss of faith. Musically, we find Life Cried firing on all cylinders, from the pounding stomps of 'Bloodstained' and 'Forbidden' to the fragile atmospheres in 'More To Tarnish' and 'Alone' Reject has pushed the sonic envelope of Life Cried into something much more than what we have come to know as 'Dark EBM'. Life Cried has toured relentlessly since the release of 'Drawn & Quartered' including concerts supporting Taktical Sekt, The Birthday Massacre, And One, and many more, establishing them as one of the rare powerful live acts within the electronic scene. With 'Banished Psalms' coming this May on NoiTekk Records, We find Life Cried ready to take the scene by storm and raise the bar for all the bands left in their wake, this sentiment is echoed by Reject's closing words in the song 'Preacher' - In the end there is no place to hide.
|Label: Cop International|
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