Album Review: Lenin Death Mask – Three Hits

Lenin Death Mask - Three HitsThe aptly-titled ‘Three Hits’ is precisely that – three short, sharp snaps of hard-edged indie that I’m not too sure what to make of, each track being very much its own entity.

‘7/4 Boreline’ kicks things off with some crisp riffing beneath the sunny guitar lines and is a catchy slice of up-tempo indie pop. It’s an enjoyable track with some interesting time changes and is an irresistible foot-tapper. The shouted vocal and disjointed riffing of the brief ‘Kindness’ is pure B-side material by comparison and is quite simply a waste of good vinyl.

THREE HITS by LENIN DEATH MASK

‘Wounded’ is the third and final number of the seven minutes on offer. It has a heartfelt vocal intro and piercing celtic guitar lines, kinda “over the hills and far away" style, but soon takes a turn for the quirky, switching to their sunny signature, before a tempo change and what seems like a reworking of the first verse; it’s a bit mental but does the job.

I will admit to being a little perplexed at quite what they are trying to achieve beyond “pissing off everyone since forever”, but they have a certain cool.

3/5

‘Three Hits by Lenin Death Mask is out now.

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Words by Edward Layland (@EdwardLayland)

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