From All Purity
Relapse Records
Street: 01.21
Indian = Middian – Kayo Dot + Down
From All Purity embodies simplicity, but lacks the subtlety of Indian’s previous releases. With Guiltless, the band put a considerable amount of effort into experimenting with their style. Unfortunately, they seem to have settled on the least exciting aspects of their sound, with virtually every song lingering on self-indulgent gestures at heaviness. “Rhetoric of No” and “The Impetus Bleeds” seem to signal a return to the lively riffing of their previous albums, but then the band inevitably falls back into a yawn-inducing sound coma. Containing little substance to be admired, From All Purity marks the low point in Indian’s discography. –Henry Glasheen