9th December, 2007

alecI’M NOT really sure what Alec Empire’s self-proclaimed “sonic vision” is. I know that my sonic vision is the most engaging, complex, rewarding, emotional epic of a track featuring cryptic yet meaningful lyrics and the best instrumentation since Oceansize’s new album.

Alec Empire’s “sonic vision”, as far as I can tell, seems to be the following: boring drum patterns, boring lyrics, boring bass lines, boring melodies, boring sound, and if you’ve been bored by reading this review, then that level of excitement is the highest you’ll ever experience in terms of this record. And just in case you haven’t got it yet; The Golden Foretaste of Heaven is boring.


Published in Student Direct, December 2007