||2.||"Gallows Hill" (4:05)|
||3.||"Youth Cults" (2:52)|
||1.||"Burnt Offerings" (3:22)|
Oracule Records' latest limited edition release comes from post-punk duo Traitrs, who made their debut with the cassette-only Rites & Rituals last summer. This first vinyl outing is something of a forthright affair, with the Toronto duo delivering tracks that meld elements of impassioned, early '80s gothic rock with cold wave and minimal wave influences. There's a wall-of-sound Joy Division feel to "Gallows Hill", while the spiraling guitars of "Burnt Offerings" recall classic late '80s shoegaze. Elsewhere, the duo's Gary Numan-esque vocals come to the fore on the discordant, guitar-heavy fuzz of "Heretic", and crawl from beneath a ton of dark-rock noise on opener "Lya".
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