When a song starts with an avalanche of drums pounding down upon your cranium, then you can be sure it means business. The new single from Swedish post-punks Then Comes Silence is arguably their strongest yet, and releasing it as we enter into the darkest days of the year is incredibly apt, as if you were to describe 'Spinning Faster' visually, then the colour black would unquestionably be involved.
Following that sturdy intro we're presented with the sound of early Factory Records after it's spent a few months beefing up down at the gym. Guitars clang and an oddly clean form of distortion pervades, as the monochrome vocals give off an urgency and a are almost devoid of emotion, emphasising the bleak atmosphere. The atmosphere may be bleak by design, but musically this track is as robust, full and pile-driving as they come, and the new album (due in March) promises more of the same. A musical sledgehammer to the skull.