If my work pile is anything to go on, there seems to be a real resurgence in music from the darker rock realms. Gothic music is back on the menu, folks! And whilst the fantastically named Notre Dame of Tokyo might not conform to the diehard idea of goth, they certainly make excellent travelling companions.

In fact, as Hexagon proves, there is a lot more than mere gothic urges being played out in the music – alt-rock weight, dance-fuelled grooves, metallic intricacies, frenetic punk energies and even some synth washes and soundscaping.

This is the sound of gothic music in the post-genre world. Bella Lugosi might be dead, but Notre-Dame of Tokyo is very much alive.

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