NUKLEAR BLAST SUNTAN - Prophetic Visions LP
SPHC stalwarts Nuklear Blast Suntan return from a state of dormancy with a new location (Portland OR), a new line-up, and a new LP. Prophetic Visions LP is their most accomplished and refined work yet, merging the super stylized, psychedelic, heavily effected 'space crustcore' style of the first LP with the riff-crafting and songwriting skills of the more stylistically straight-forward EPs. The result is a record that is dynamic, engaging, and unique, a seamlessly flowing mixture of short/fast/loud chaotic noise bombs and mid-tempo, solo-laden hardcore stompers. "like Disrupt meets Hawkwind, a trippier Antischism", these descriptions are no longer totally applicable because I think NBS has reached a point where they have a sound and style that's all their own. Sometimes a little break is all you need to attain the insights you need to reach the next level.