Xerxes - Collision Blonde
ICYMI the amazing title track from Xerxes upcoming album Collision Blonde last week via NPR. Pre-Order a record here.
Slowly but surely, The Cure has permeated heavy music. From Krallice to Thou to Deftones, Disintegration’s boomy production and pulsating gloom, in particular, inspires a different kind of heft. The Louisville post-hardcore band Xerxes always had some caustic melody to it, but its new album Collision Blonde explodes the palette.
It’s not just the heartbeat-mimicking bass line, or that any shred of a power chord has been replaced by open space and ringing guitars. “Collision Blonde” also has that slow-motion cliff-dive atmosphere The Cure perfected.