14 Songs, 34 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Protomartyr’s second album tamps down some of the gut-punch wildness of No Passion All Technique for something more refined and atmospheric, but no less beguiling. Anchored by start-stop rhythms that push the songs forward while keeping them on thrillingly shaky ground, Under Color is a mysterious and elusive album that juxtaposes post-punk din (“Pagans”) with moments of strange, soaring grandeur (“Scum, Rise!”, “Come & See”).

EDITORS’ NOTES

Protomartyr’s second album tamps down some of the gut-punch wildness of No Passion All Technique for something more refined and atmospheric, but no less beguiling. Anchored by start-stop rhythms that push the songs forward while keeping them on thrillingly shaky ground, Under Color is a mysterious and elusive album that juxtaposes post-punk din (“Pagans”) with moments of strange, soaring grandeur (“Scum, Rise!”, “Come & See”).

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

jyo_tirmaya ,

Old done new...

This album reminds me of many punk, post-punk and even goth bands that I have listened to over the years while at the same time having their own unique sound. This is the kind of music I listen to when I want to hear something that both rocks and means something. The word imagery is very well-done. The sound of a band forging their own sound. And the dog on the cover of the album reminds me of the latest Swans' album "Seer" cover - the visual reference is deserved and well done! I like everything about this album.

Crunkass Josh ,

A Complete Album

Start to finish, this album is amazing. There aren't a lot of full lengths that have been released recently that you can listen to from front to back without skipping a track, but this album is sequenced perfectly and there isn't a crummy a song in the lot. Reminds me a little bit of Iceage, although their music definitely isn't derivative of them.

MMarcellusB ,

Impressive album.

From start to finish, this album rocks. Lead singer Joe Casey has lots of meaningful lyrics backed by catchy and driven riffs. I can't stop listening to this!

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