For nearly a decade now, this Hungarian duo have defied conventions and followed their singular muse, no matter the stylistic definition nor easy categorization. The band's base began in black metal, but a open-ended and spiritual sort; from there, SVOID decided to integrate whatever felt necessary to express that muse, each step strategic yet unselfconscious. It all culminated with dark 'n' dazzling second album, Storming Voices of Inner Devotion, in 2016. Ever aptly titled, that album looked ahead of the curve and pushed a poignant synthesis of post-punk and black metal. Now, the post-punk influence steps forward even more on the four-song Spiral Dance. In an alternate universe, each of these four understated anthems would be a radio hit...if the radio station existed in a post-apocalyptic cityscape.
Both mystically bewitching like Budapest and monochromatically bewildering like Berlin, Spiral Dance is the new, Now sound of SVOID, stark and austere in its nightlife sheen but exposing a more vulnerable underbelly to urban grim. Will you dance/dance/dance to this radio?