(Andy Synn presents some thoughts on the new album from Canada’s Panzerfaust, which premiered in full here today.)
There comes a time, in every band’s career (ok, not every band’s career) where they produce an album which seems purposefully designed to piss off large sections of their fanbase.
Sometimes it’s because that album is a ridiculous misfire that would have been better off released under a different name entirely (or, even better, not at all).
Other times it’s a misunderstood masterpiece whose true value will only be appreciated in the years to come.
The Astral Drain is destined to become one of these albums.
But which will it be?