Judged By Twelve, Carried By SixAlien 8
ALIENCD 88 CD
***Founded as a duo by T. GRAVES and REYNA KAY in September 2008, BLESSURE GRAVE blurs the lines between the goth, post-punk and neo-folk genres. The pair has since developed the project into a full band while building a cult-like following, scattering various vinyl and tape releases on boutique labels around the globe. Citing Killing Joke, Death in June, March Violets and The Cure as influences, Blessure Grave injects a pop sensibility into songs otherwise doomed to dreariness, creating an interesting mix of old and new but dark all around. The music initially appears rather simple, but quickly reveals the fact that the songs are fully fleshed-out and genuinely memorable. Perhaps what is misleading at first is that the recordings sound as though they were created in some kult black metal band’s dungeon for maximum fog-at-dusk fidelity. CD version includes four tracks lifted from their debut 12-inch EP Learn to Love the Rope, originally released on Captured Tracks.