It is safe to say that Gabrielle’s Fire is a confusing prospect when you first stumble into its sonic clutches. But that’s a good thing, right? Confusing implies that it is not predictable or that it conforms to expectations. That it doesn’t merely follow fad or fashion, that it twists and turns, challenges and confounds. And those are all good things in the context of creativity in generally and are especially welcoming in a musical setting.
Genres don’t really work here but the tracks often rely on swathes of metal guitars, horrific sonic backdrops and gothic electronica. Throw into that occasional dance beats, of the sort that gets played by DJ’s in the seventh circle of hell, a mix of samples and distorted vocals, conventional beats and skittering clubland grooves and even some progressive rock structures and you have…well, I still don’t really know. But it is safe to say that it is unlike anything you have heard before, unless you happen to live in a house built on top of a demonic portal and the sound of their music keeps you awake at night. And even that is just the tip of the iceberg.
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