Album Review: White Lung, Deep Fantasy, 2014

(Crossposted from Rolling Stone, 6/10/2014)

Vancouver’s White Lung barreled into punk fans’ hearts with 2010’s It’s the Evil, followed by 2012’s venomous Sorry. They’re as furiously formidable as ever on their third LP. Mish Way’s damning yowls offer profound ruminations on sex and body image, while guitarist Kenneth William’s swift, discordant lashes resurrect the finer aspects of 2000s-era post-hardcore; drummer Anne-Marie Vassiliou holds down a steady velocity, pelting listeners with relentless rounds of thrash. At times, the songs bleed together almost to the point of indistinction, but crystal-clear production makes this thunderous album well worth seeking out, even for those who wouldn’t be caught dead near a circle pit. (3.5/5 stars)

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