Nerve Quakes – Deprogram LP
Label: Imminent Destruction Records
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Released: 30 Nov 2020
Notes: UK import, limited to 200 on black vinyl.
A2 Dive Wreck
A3 By Ordeal
A4 Attention Economy
A5 Off The Record
B5 Under And After
“NERVE QUAKES‘ second album, ‘Deprogram’ is the long awaited follow up to their 2017 debut ‘A New State’ which received universal praise and radio airplay in a dozen countries, establishing the band worldwide and leaving their unique imprint on those in tune with their sound and ideologies.
Delayed due to a variety of reasons, ‘Deprogram’ finally sees the light of day, except there is not much light at the end of 2020 in the midst of a global meltdown and in some ways, this album lands at just the right time as a fitting soundtrack to the oppressive and fearful world we now find ourselves in. ‘Deprogram’ immediately shows a slight change in sound from the start but the change is only subtle and feels like the band has grown and evolved in the 3 years between both LP’s.
At times, melodic to the point of permanent earworm, the album opens with the stark and cold ‘Void’ which broods and builds before a hauntingly catchy chorus explodes out of nowhere. ‘Attention Economy’ glides and rises, before revealing a fragile and futile death due to a moment’s loss of concentration, fading away again with a hypnotic outro. Side 2 opens with the anthemic ‘Interstellar’ followed by the insanely addictive ‘Deadpan’ which betrays a much darker lyrical content and the album covers subjects such as violence, false imprisonment, religious persecution and the prospect of extinction due to the overwhelming progress of industry at the expense of nature.” – Imminent Destruction