Even with their changed line-up, The Cosmic Dead remain, as ever, focused on creating dark, disturbing, environments. Using their live show as a vehicle to search into the darker parts of their minds, the band, intense and courageous, produce the type of music which is haunting, meditative, and highly impactful.
Spurred by an intensity to go further into the horrors than most, tonight’s show is a soundtrack to experimentation and exploration – and as an audience member, this was a fascinating exploration to watch: a trip into the underworld we knew we could come back from when the show ended, but one you knew would take some time for its creators to journey back from. It’s also the sort of exploration you watch which reminds you that for all of your good talk about channelling your comfort zones, there are people who go much, much, further.
The Cosmic Dead may be figuring out their next moves and recruiting new crew members, but they’ll carry on going to places not many people can.