This may be an attempt by Low to shrug off the ridiculous 'slowcore' tag they've been labelled with, or it may simply be that someone's decided it would be funny to spike Low's tea with amphetamines. Either way, The Great Destroyer is the result, and it's the best album you'll likely hear in 2005. Gone are the funereal, pin-drop arrangements of "Trust"; instead we have lush dense songs filled with keyboard drones, apocalyptic drums and squelchy fuzz bass -and that's only the first track.
Quieter, slower, softer; that's the motto of Minnesota's Low. The Christmas EP, first released in 1999, saw this Mormon slowcore trio reinterpreting a number of seasonal standards and writing a few new ones in their own pared-down style; a first-time listener might assume it was the heritage of songs like "Little Drummer Boy" that lent Christmas its quiet power.
Tajo returns to her family home on Salus, to find a city on the brink of devastation. There is no food, no air, no hope for mankind's last great dome city. Now, Tajo must band together with IO, a man carrying a secret millennia old, and Mertali, a brave mermaid from the gladiator pits of Poluma, to fight for a better future for everyone. But death stalks the desolate streets of Salus, a ruthless killer who will stop at nothing to see the city drown in its own blood-a killer that Tajo created, and now must face again one final time.
180GR. ,,NEU / VERSCHWEISST. - 180GR. - .Label: Parlophone Label Group (plg).Published: 2018