It’s hard to quantify the enormity of the influence and role Peter Murphy and Bauhaus hold in the Goth subculture. I’d liken it to maybe Bowie’s role in glam rock but with far more collective eye-rolling.
Deathrock might have been invented in the U.S., or some may see it as the West coast American response to Goth. But it's clear that after the 2000’s deathrock revival you need to look to South America and Europe for the best deathrock acts.
And it's in Chile where the recent rise of Goth/Wave has birthed one of the best Deathrock bands of this decade. Diavol Strâin has been taking the scene by storm lately with their unique and visceral hybrid of deathrock and darkwave.
So its no new news! The new Hante. album FIERCE is out. After Kaelan Mikla dished out a glancing, unexpected blow late in 2018 and stole the show with Nott Eftir Nott; what will the French mastermind behind this new wave of Synth/Dark/Wave band have in store for us in 2019?
Right of the bat! FIERCE delivers the feeling of the project getting its own personal touch. Its always been a critique of mine that Hante. although amazing was a little too similar to Helene De Thoury's previous project Minuit Machine... but its a trend that began to change since Hante.'s previous album Between Hope & Danger, but now in FIERCE you can really notice that departure, saying THIS IS HANTE. without feeling completely strange and unusual.
I've been feeling like exploring new music outside of what I usually listen to lately and didn't know where to start. I browsed around a bit on Bandcamp and Zeitgeist Vol. 7 from Cold Transmission Records caught my eye. Immediately, I hit with some nice dance-y darkwave from Vogue Noir.