November 2013 National Music Reviews

Review: Heaven’s Gate – Transmuting

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Heaven’s Gate
Transmuting
Inflated Records
Street: 09.24
Heaven’s Gate = Siouxsie and the Banshees + Romeo Void
I’ve felt starved for feminine vocalists in the upbeat lo-fi community up until Transmuting. Heaven’s Gate mix reverberated guitars and non-stop ride cymbal with a voice between the sustained notes of Best Coast and the tone of Siouxsie Sioux. In “Clean,” the bass and guitar work sound like Echo & The Bunnymen behind a female voice, holding and rising on the last syllable as she sings, “Imagine if I die.” Transmuting takes me back to the days of post-punk with fresh new songs. –Steve Richardson
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