Dead Can Dance cover

Dead Can Dance


The first Dead Can Dance album was also the only time when the core duo of Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard could be said to be leading a conventional rock band as such, making it an inadvertant outlier for the rest of their extensive careers since. But as such it retains a remarkable stark power, both of their voices testing initial limits as they sing or at times almost declaim over rumbling and agreeably dramatic arrangements that understandably slotted them into a goth framework that carried over as well into future work.

Ned Raggett

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