Tension lingers in every song. The record is defined by its desolate atmosphere, underlined by instrumentals featuring elements of ambient and drone music.
Metallica roll back the years with a tight, rollicking ride, wiping the smug looks off our faces in the process.
Songs what we liked in 2016.
Albums what we liked in 2016.
The arrangements are expansive and diverse, with coarse guitars blending between the lines of timpani, bells, piano, and organ. Lots of organ.
The aura of each composition is beautiful, yet there's also the aching feeling of something missing. Stunning, and yet also oddly forgettable.
For all its instances of greatness and undeniable beauty, MAGDALENE gets tangled in its own pop epic aspirations.