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Thankfully, this rarely happens, but a big fat mistake in this month’s issue has just been brought to our attention that we feel is only right to correct. To sum up this embarrassing slip of the fingers, we forgot to score Violens’ debut album ‘Amoral’, meaning that regardless of Kate Parkin’s review it got a mark of 0/10, and it’s certainly not the kind of record that deserves a zero.

violensnews

Thankfully, this rarely happens, but a big fat mistake in this month’s issue has just been brought to our attention that we feel is only right to correct. To sum up this embarrassing slip of the fingers, we forgot to score Violens‘ debut album ‘Amoral’, meaning that regardless of Kate Parkin’s review it got a mark of 0/10, and it’s certainly not the kind of record that deserves a zero.

So if you’ve already read the below review in our current issue and been bemused by the mark, now you know what happened there.  And if you’ve not seen our current issue or read our thoughts on Violens’ first long player, you can do so now, right here.

VIOLENS
Amoral
[Static Recital]
6/10

As children of the 80s, Violens have instant appeal, sounding like just the kind of band Ducky from Pretty in Pink would front if he wasn’t busy being the sober foil for Charlie Sheen in Middle American sitcoms. Coming on like a Duran Duran flashback, the foot shuffling niceties of ‘Full Collision’ are pounded by a jarring ending, while ‘The Dawn of Your Happiness’ is a shimmering gladioli-ridden pop peon. Singer Jorge Elbrecht inhabits his hairbrush fantasies with swaggering charisma, moving from Depeche Mode to a psychedelic take on an Aztec Camera warble for ‘Violent Sensation Descends’, before the sinister turn of title track ‘Amoral’. The static flurry of ‘Another Strike Restrained’ is Violen’s most modern track, “modern” meaning sounding like a thrashier New Order. Thing is, nothing’s quite the same the second time around.

By Kate Parkin

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‘Amoral’ is out October 4th 2010 on Static Recital