"Melancholy. Yes, Scandinavians know how it works.
From the ashes of Beastmilk, Grave Pleasures rise and deliver an album at
least as gothically dreamlike and undeniably danceable as Climax. Or maybe
those qualifiers should be the other way around: there’s a tendency towards
catchier melodies and a more polished sound here.
So maybe the punk aspect of the trademark post-punk sound is ever so slightly
muted in favour of pop gloom reveries. Nothing wrong with that. Dreamcrash
carries me back to my days as a teenage indie missy, daydreaming to Interpol
The band’s single choices reflect this new direction. Both New Hip Moon and
Crying Wolves are of the moody but groovily swinging variety.
Grave Pleasure might lose some of their metal fans with Dreamcrash, as this
kind of almost painfully cool indie hauteur does tend to annoy the heavy
oriented crowd. But let’s hope not. It’s a lot of eerie fun, this album."