Portrait

Portrait

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Desperate passion and breathtaking catharsis. Something almost indescribable. The urgent beauty of Portrait is undeniable; it clenches deep into your heart and absolutely refuses to let go. Moving distorted guitar lines accented with the delicate wailing of a viola, all brought together with achingly raw and heartfelt screaming vocals and some of the most well-written and thoughtful lyrics to come out in years. Furious and unrelenting at one moment, soft and remorseful the next, yet always emotionally intense. A compilation of their previous vinyl releases, this CD contains an amazing array of songs, from the churning, bitter "Quiet Company" to the immensely heartbreaking "Constellations of a Star-gazing Iris" to the downright gorgeous "Knowing Your Friends." Overall, an incredibly honest and stark blow to the chest.

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