Review: Violens Debut ‘Amoral’ Not as Hipster-Friendly as Predicted, Oh Well

An erstwhile Lansing-Dreiden member wants to get down with the new wave.

I wanted to like this. I did. I’m not a hater by nature. (And if I was, I’d hate the game, not the player.) But despite it’s superfreaky cover art and reliance upon chillwavey textures (I do love those), Violens’ Amoral also contains odd bits of nü-metal flair, which will never do. Did I dismiss it out of hand for a couple of ill-conceived buttrock chords? You betcha!

“Violens mastermind Jorge Elbrecht wants listeners to imagine his band’s art-pop debut as a Lynchian dream …”

Just kidding. I wouldn’t do that. Or would I? Find out at Spin.

Damn, don’t cry, Jorge: