Come Holy Spirit
Asters and Disasters
Water Wing Records
Come Holy Spirit is one of those bands whose sound has a distinct energy and vibration: Its grit, sinister dynamics and energetic heartbeat make it hard to forget. On its latest, Asters and Disasters, Come Holy Spirit sews together experimental punk, folk and no wave to create a heavy, mysterious quilt.
“Human Animal” is a great introduction for those new to the band’s sound. It begins with a long, tense buildup laced with distortion and the entrancing, expressive vocals of bassist, organist and guitarist Gina Favano. The song is nearly nine minutes in length and packed with thoughtful details. From tense buildups to swampy, eerie instrumentals and explosive climaxes, Come Holy Spirit flexes its dynamic range.
From the persistent and grimy “Essayons” to the gentle, bittersweet “S.O.L. Song” with organs and horns steering the instrumental melodies, Come Holy Spirit shows range. The band isn’t afraid to think outside the sonic box, and thus creates a mesmerizing album.