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DEPARTURES - ‘DEATH TOUCHES US, FROM THE MOMENT WE BEGIN TO LOVE’

Rob Sayce
Rob Sayce 4 hours ago
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Being miserable never sounded so good.

Shaped by bruised hearts and bleary eyes, Departures’ third album is hardcore at its most affecting.

The Glasgow crew grapple with some weighty topics here – loss, anxiety, mortality, the whole shebang – yet they do so with admirable restraint and nuance, allowing chinks of hope to pierce the gloom.

While it isn’t groundbreaking, there’s no hint of going through the motions on ‘The Last Dance’, or the intensely confessional ‘Death Of Youth’. This may be an album born from the longest of nights, but it signals a very bright future for its creators.

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