Cult of Youth
Cult of Youth = Joy Division + Deer Tick + Der Fluch
There isn’t much I like about this record, from “mean voice” baritone vocals and moody acoustic strums (“Of Amber”), it has all those goth-folk touchstones I complain about when the subject arises—which has happened roughly three times in the last two months. Thing is, Final Days has a lot to like for people who are really into this sort of music. It even has chimes. I know several Cult of Youth fans who’ll enjoy this. If you’re into that group, put on your gloom sweater and enjoy listening. –T.H.