When I first heard Bestial Mouths, I thought I was listening to a more industrial version of Diamanda Galás. At the same time, the powerful vocals of the lead singer took me to a different place than that of Diamanda’s songs. Slightly darker, savage and filled with anguish and the unknown.
Bestial Mouths is an L.A. based band which clearly doesn’t fit a single music category. Ranging from post-punk, goth to industrial and even power electronics, their music is most of all confrontational and engaging, inviting the listener to question and try to understand it. You can’t really listen to Bestial Mouths passively because there’s too much going on. Like any other art, music is supposed to move you, to make you feel something and even to doubt that feeling, and this is exactly what Bestial Mouths is doing.
Their latest creation, Heartless, is out on famed label Cleopatra Records and comes as a continuation of, and even a progression from, their previous releases. Lynette Cerezo, the main voice of Bestial Mouths, says this about Heartless:
“This album I feel captures the true essence of Bestial Mouths as we were able to rerecord new versions of past songs along with new ones (showing a scope of our progression). The new songs are extremely personal to me which I feel curated the whole LP's concept and feel (the art work and new video for Heartless (soon to be released) put these emotions into visual form).”
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The album is filled with powerful energy, bringing us a metallic sound, with thick, heavy synths. The opening track “Grayed”, not only sets the mood, but also gives the listener proof that this LP is indeed a complex and provocative creative result. The powerful percussive rhythms of “White Eyes” create a story that’s being backed by ritual-like music, danceable grooves and a strong feral feel. Like on their previous albums, the lyrics follow the stream-of-consciousness format that’s characteristic of their style, and the piercing vocals resemble the sirens’ call - especially on “Small Pray” and “Heartless”, forcing the listener to succumb to the mesmerizing music of the band.