A BRIEF CRACK OF LIGHT
Occupying the middle ground between their sublime slice of lunacy Suicide Pact-You First and the critically acclaimed dark voyage that was 09’s Crooked Timber, A Brief Crack Of Light sees NI noise rock trio Therapy? delve further down the rabbit hole to deliver a potentially game changing opus. Their 13th album to date, tracks like Plague Bell and Why Turbulence? are typically thrilling salvos of primal concrete sledge that will no doubt appeal to those looking for some new neck bothering pit anthems, but the real short sharp shocks come in the form of the early Cure-esque, blissed out instrumental Marlow and the disturbing, unhinged sounds of The Buzzing. With the latter as ugly as the former is beautiful, both songs usher in a new era of musical adventures for the band and it’s one that many fans will want to join them on. Chilling space rock ballad Ecclesiastes is another curveball that we didn’t expect and it ends the album in a surprising, but utterly spell-binding fashion.