Apokalypsis (Chelsea Wolfe album)
|Studio album by|
|Released||August 23, 2011|
|Chelsea Wolfe chronology|
|Singles from Ἀποκάλυψις|
Writing and composition
The tracks "Demons" and "Moses" are re-recordings of two songs which previously appeared on Wolfe's previous album The Grime and The Glow as "Bounce House Demons" and "Moses," respectively.
On the Bandcamp release of the album, an alternate version of “Primal / Carnal” exists with an accompanying backing instrumental that runs at about a minute in length.
The album cover, as stated by Wolfe in an interview with Self-titled Magazine, explained, "with the eyes blanked out in white, is meant to represent a sense of epiphany and the positivity in realizing and accepting truths, whether they are beautiful or hideous."
|Consequence of Sound||C-|
|The A.V. Club||C+|
CMJ's Sasha Patpatia noted, "Songs like 'Wasteland' and 'Pale On Pale' drop the energy and could easily be forgotten among the stronger tracks on the album. The instrumentation on each song, though, is rich and brooding, weaving a distinguishable sound that suitably ties Apokalypsis together," adding, "'Movie Screen' is stunning. It seems otherworldly and is the first real sample of Wolfe’s amazing and deep vocal range. This song is the spookiest track on the album, even creepier than 'Primal/Carnal' because it feels much more personal than the horror-film soundtrack." Pitchfork's David Raposa observed, "She's able to approximate the general pallor and stuttering sample-based rhythms of Dummy-era Portishead (on 'Movie Screen'), makes like a superfan of Zola Jesus' The Spoils (on 'The Wasteland'), apes early PJ Harvey (on the fittingly titled 'Moses'), and even recalls the icy allure and off-kilter harmonies of the Knife (on 'Friedrichshain'). It speaks favorably to Wolfe's abilities that she's able to approximate all these different styles successfully, but these tracks don't say much about who Wolfe actually is."
All tracks written by Chelsea Wolfe.
|3.||"Tracks (Tall Bodies)"||4:00|
|9.||"Pale on Pale"||6:59|
|10.||"To the Forest, Towards the Sea"||2:41|
- Chelsea Wolfe – lead vocals, guitar, production
- Ben Chisholm – synthesizer, backing vocals, production
- Kevin Dockter – lead guitar
- Drew Walker – drums
- Addison Quarles - bass
- Production personnel
- Ira Skinner – Engineering
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