Pleasure Symbols
Pleasure Symbols


3.5
great

Review

by BallsToTheWall USER (232 Reviews)
December 7th, 2015 | 15 replies


Release Date: 2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: #TONIGHTWEBROODINDARKNESS

Pleasure Symbols is a gloomy coldwave duo from Australia who've successfully captured the essence of 80's goth and post-punk in a mere eight minutes without sounding like trendy, revivalist bull***.

Their first recording, a two track self-titled single released back in 2014 sounds like what would happen if Joy Division fell into a pit of darkwave despair. Brooding layers of synthesizer heavy on the 80's sheen compliment the hazy, subdued vocals and throbbing bass-lines perfectly. The atmosphere is dark and emotionally bleak, pulling you away from social gatherings and positivity effortlessly and sending you straight into your turtle shell of solitude with it's happiness swallowing synths. You become a possum. Always a social pariah in the game of life whether you're being swatted with hostile actions of contempt by your disapproving peers, playing dead when confronted by ambiguous company or getting hit by drunken drivers when you're plodding alone through life's emotionally barren landscape looking for something or someone to eat or love. The possum is a most Goth creature. We are all possums in one way or the other and it's ok. Listen to this if you love life but feel like brooding for a minute. Pleasure Symbols is a band worth keeping your eye on.



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BallsToTheWall
December 7th 2015


49741 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

https://pleasuresymbols.bandcamp.com/releases

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BallsToTheWall
December 7th 2015


49741 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

It's like eating warheads for the first time.

Sabrutin
December 7th 2015


6370 Comments


Looks great, will check in a few seconds.

"with it's happiness swallowing synths"
its* maybe?

BallsToTheWall
December 7th 2015


49741 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Whats grammar!

Relinquished
December 7th 2015


41078 Comments


you become a possum

what a classic line from you

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BallsToTheWall
December 7th 2015


49741 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Facebook is out, sputnik is back. It's time to bring back the zazz of 2009 and 2010 but to kick it up a notch.

JohnnyOnTheSpot
Emeritus
December 7th 2015


6738 Comments


listening now. yeah you're right, not a ton of recent bands really capture that 80s aesthetic while still sounding fresh. gonna keep my peepers peeled for a full-length

Graveyard
December 8th 2015


6371 Comments


Cool review. Going to have to check this out.

BallsToTheWall
December 8th 2015


49741 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

8 minutes of Pleasure Symbols > 8 minutes of pornhub. Guaranteed.

Mystletainn
December 8th 2015


4050 Comments


definitely looks interesting, will check

Lord(e)Po)))ts
December 8th 2015


44720 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

this looks neat. gonna listen now

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BallsToTheWall
December 8th 2015


49741 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Sweet avatar.

Lord(e)Po)))ts
December 8th 2015


44720 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

many thankings. i dunno if ur into hip hop much at all but it is this lovely Australian Femcee



https://iapetusrecords.bandcamp.com/album/yugen-blakrok-return-of-the-astro-goth

BallsToTheWall
December 8th 2015


49741 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Some yeah. I'll check it out. Thanks.



Yeah, I like it.

Metalstyles
Emeritus
December 8th 2015


8574 Comments


1 minute of reading this review > 10 minutes of pornhub, can attest.



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