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Concert Review: Chelsea Wolfe @ Fairmont

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The genre of Chelsea Wolfe is a bit hard to put down.  In 2015 she released Abyss, an album that epitomized her turn from a darkly tinged folk artist into a full-fledged member of the gothic rock community.  Although the music was dark and powerful, her slow tempos and vocal delivery still hearkened back to the days of her more folk-related stylings.  The title of this album serves as the best possible description of her music, Wolfe’s beautifully reverberated voice is the only source of light in her black sonic landscape forged by punching distortion and primal drumming.  On May 16th at the Fairmount Theatre in Montreal, Wolfe showcased the ability of her music to translate to the live setting.  The night was surreal.  Wolfe effortlessly combined her creepy, Halloween themed vocal whisperings with the smashing capabilities of her band, switching between unsettling intimacy and apocalyptic destruction constantly. Continue reading