Kirin Callinan - 'Embracism'
A mix of Trent Reznor and Patrick Wolf, Callinan is both an industrial piledriver and theatrical show off.
7 / 10
With a gnarly, throat-shredding voice and confrontational stage persona, Australian Kirin J Callinan does not make it easy to love his music. A mix of Trent Reznor and Patrick Wolf, he’s both an industrial piledriver and theatrical show-off, making this debut record disorientating, confusing and exciting. ‘Way II War’ and ‘Come On USA’ are abrasive and discordant. The title track is a squealing story of putting your body to the test. To balance the caustic moments, ‘Love Delay’ is euphoric, displaying Callinan’s unique sound while reining in his wild side just the right amount. It’s a winning combination.
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