Track Review: IDLES – Sodium

IDLES lend their polarising expertise to the newly released Dark Knights: Death Metal soundtrack. Death metal, this song ain’t – but it’s about as cheery.

Accompanying a critically acclaimed album or two comes a level of expectation. That expectation is to not leave the listener contemplating suicide by the end of a single track. With that said, there’s an underlying hook and strong vocal performance amongst the repugnant pretence, and it’s intriguing. Unfortunately, Nine Inch Nails pull off this low-fi style far better than IDLES.

A deluge of pain and ominousness seeps through the track; it’s unsettling, and evokes a sense of someone watching you. This is likely the desired effect so, in a sense, the track is a success – it just won’t be everyone’s cup of tea.


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