A little slice of electro-goth-rock brilliance
I'm not entirely sure where to start with this. Let's try... this is an awesome album, I love it and now I'm going to have to try to justify that. Hmm.
I think what strikes me most is the variety. There's a nice contrast of harsh and ethereal, electronic beats matched by a voice which I personally would rate as one of the best I've heard recently. And then there's that wonderful opening to How To (Properly) Utilize Your Newfound Immortality. It reminds me of 80s synthpop and while it should jar slightly with the harsher parts on the rest of the album, it doesn't. It stands instead as something of a light break between the rather majestic Ambiguous and the next tracks. Well, I say light break, it's got something of a manic tone to it, but it's a wonderful little instrumental part. On the subject of 80s-styley, there's another little bit near the end of title track Kill Your Demons which just makes me smile, simply because it's in such stark contrast to the rest of the track. It shouldn't make me smile, it's a rather sinister sounding line, but it does.
Gotta say, I'm not so keen on the screams, especially on Kill Your Demons. Somehow they don't quite seem to mesh properly. It's good to experiment a bit though. That, however, would seem to be the only thing I don't like about the album. There's a good mix of funky little electronic sounds throughout the whole thing, which is always nice - I like weird little electronic sounds.
The album ends on a definite high note, with strangely uplifting track Khuda ke Bacchey. Beautifully soothing, but somehow packed with energy, the vocals are what make this track. I already said I love the vocals, didn't I? Well, this is the track which I think shows them off best. Seriously, this album is very much worth checking out. All that said, I think I prefer the debut, It's Easier In The Afterlife (but that's probably because I'm in love with Myopia). Check it out.