Climax

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  • Summary: The debut full-length from Finnish post-punk rock band was produced by Kurt Ballou.
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  1. Classic Rock Magazine
    Jan 2, 2014
    90
    A beautifully constructed, artful and imaginative debut. [Jan 2014, p.116]
  2. Climax polishes Beastmilk’s iron-curtained grandiosity slightly (‘Ghosts Out Of Focus’ is eerily like Suede), while maintaining the Cold War-era paranoia in their lyrics.
  3. Jan 2, 2014
    80
    Beastmilk have created a seductively dark slab of post-punk which manages to not take itself too seriously, while still being brilliant enough for it not to become comical. And that’s a fine balance.
  4. Kerrang!
    Jan 8, 2014
    80
    The tense atmospheres and '80s-strength songwriting neutralise the ever-present threat of lapsing into pastiche. [30 Nov 2013, p.53]
  5. Jan 2, 2014
    70
    Derivative? Yes--but Climax is immorally addictive and thoroughly enjoyable, in as apocalyptic a way as possible, from beginning to end.
  6. Uncut
    Jan 15, 2014
    70
    Climax is both poundingly heavy and pleasingly melodic, at times recalling the Sisters Of mercy in their crossover pomp. [Feb 2014, p.71]
  7. Jan 2, 2014
    60
    If Beastmilk's unstinting commitment to the dark side, and the never-ending armies of stormtrooper guitars, becomes a little tiring by the end of Climax, there's still fun to be had here.
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