Isa and the Filthy Tongues – Dark Passenger

March 15, 2010 at 2:43 pm (Reviews) (, )

Isa and the Filthy Tongues reviewed by me on, the review can be viewed here:

Label – Neon Tetra.

Released 22nd March
Listening to Isa and the Filthy Tongues is like taking a trip down memory lane, to a time when bands created a sound that was pure and void of the electronics that we have now become accustomed to. They take the simple combination of a woman and a man singin,g add it to memorable guitar riffs, give it a bit of country spice and the outcome is an album that is bordering on brilliance.

Opening track ‘Jim’s Killer’ is an echoing and gentle song which builds in tension and creates an appreciation for the vintage sound of melodic guitars and husky vocals gelling together.

The album exudes depth, be it in the deep meanings behind the lyrics or the eerie undertones in each song; it is an intensity that captivates your attention.

Isa (Stacey Chavis) with her rock chick voice injects bitterness into a gothic and haunting collection of songs that leave you feeling dirty. The soft gruffly quality to her voice creates a dominance and a presence that demands concentration.

‘New Town Killers‘ is a stand out track with upbeat pounding drums and simple guitars that breathes happy vibes into an album that has a reflective and moody label attached to it. It is an air of optimism and a pleasant change that shows a varied dimension to this band.

Isa and the Filthy Tongues are a breath of fresh air, a new mellow sound that takes you to the dark places that metal might usually invite you to.


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