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The malignancy that is Michael Gira continues to fester in the most beautiful way

This is the third full length offering from Michael Gira's Angels Of Light and quite possibly the most ambitious record of his career. After years and years of exploring everything that was grotesque with his band the Swans, this album is filled with overtly beautiful orchestrations and carefully obsessed-over layers of sound that are every bit as powerful as something from his younger days, his music continues to evolve and mature in unexpected ways. His rugged moan may be familiar, and yes, lyrically he still explores the darker sides of the human condition with obscure images that could be read as portraits of sadism, masochism, and melancholy. I know that Angels Of Light has been described as the continuation of what was started with the Swans, but I think that with this album in particular we are only just beginning to see what greatness he is actually capable of generating. The malignancy that is Michael Gira continues to fester in the most beautiful way. One of the best albums to come out this year.
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