NME.COM

Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra - 'Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything'

Behold, the Montreal band’s seventh and heaviest album

Press
Photo: Press
Having begun as a side project of Godspeed! You Black Emperor’s Efrim Menuck, their sound has journeyed from early post-rock experiments into the hinterlands of drone. ‘Austerity Blues’ sounds like Fairport Convention’s hypnotic ‘A Sailor’s Life’ played in a wind tunnel, ‘Fuck Off Get Free’ has the kind of unsettling noise you expect from Godspeed, and the eerie violins on ‘Take Away These Early Grave Blues’ make it feel like a death march soundtrack. It’s a moving record. The only catch is, when they turn down the intensity on ‘What We Loved Was Not Enough’ they sound like Arcade Fire at their most mawkish.

Huw Nesbitt
7 / 10

Share This

More Reviews

DIIV - 'Is The Is Are' Review

Zachary Cole Smith has overcome a multitude of problems to make this intensely powerful album

Album

Goosebumps - Film Review

The film adaptation of R.L. Stine's classic horror novels is shockingly enjoyable

Movie

Rihanna - 'Anti' Review

A defiantly bangerless take-me-seriously-as-an-artist album that reveals new charms every time you spin it

Album

'Spotlight' - Film Review

The utterly gripping story of how The Boston Globe exposed child abuse within the Catholic church

Movie
Connect With Us
This Week's Magazine