The heavy hitting “I Am Nothing” and the tense “Just Won’t Go Away” are a fuse burning furiously, leading us into what we think will be an explosive conclusion and then Sowing Discord swerves on all of us with “Be Calm.” The closer is a nearly four minute instrumental that feels like drifting through space. It’s warm and beautiful, wrapping you up its lush sound. The surprise and shock of it after the first three tracks is almost a splash of cold water, but Serene Fiend pulls it off flawlessly.
Favorite Tracks: “Sowing Discord” & “Just Won’t Go Away”
Serene Fiend’s EP release show is Friday at the Jackpot. Goth and Glam attire are encouraged.