kidneythieves

Zerospace

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If heaviness is next to Godliness, Kidneythieves took a few steps closer to heaven on Zerospace. Taking cues from the more arduous Trent Reznor abrasions as opposed to the likes of Garbage and Curve, the talented duo still manages to employ hook-laden songcraft that would work whether the listener's intent is to bang their head (the title track, the explosive "Black Bullet") or shimmy seductively across a dancefloor (the haunting "Arsenal" and Patsy Cline's "Crazy," which was originally on the Child's Play 4: The Bride of Chucky soundtrack). Goth fans will also find a lot to like here, thanks to an overall sinister vibe and the sultry, impassioned vocals of Free Dominguez, which have never been stronger.

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