Described in some circles as a one women hurricane Typhoidmary has teamed up with Scream Lite Records to re-distribute her debut album ‘Death Trans’, ordinarily Typhoidmary would drop the ‘Death Trans’ album on her bandcamp page and turned heads with the sheer power of the collection of records.
Framed within the backdrop of gender dysphoria and mental illness, Typhoidmary’s debut solo outing isn’t afraid of exposing the artist behind the speakers. The sense of honesty and insight of the artist's mind is so refreshing .
‘Infernal Star’ rises out of the fire roaring with spirit as a perfect awaking to this album, the layer and tempo change within the middle of the track draws your attention in close and gets powerfully pushed back out at the end of the song.
Such a sudden surprise and change in direction is provided by the second track, ‘Saryn, Queen of Sorrow’ is a Jekyll and Hyde character of a record. There is a blend of the beautiful soft David Bowie-esque Dark star about the song and rich rock grinding guitar sections that smashes glasses all over the place, you’ll find yourself picking up the pieces for a second listen.
‘Mother Earth Weeps’ halfway through the album is brave and complex in it’s delivery, James Winters provides a vocal harmony contrast with Typhoidmary which allows the lyrics and the raw emotion of the track come to the surface for everyone to witness.
Nearing the end of the album ‘Soulbonder into the fires of Hell’ and ‘Auserwahlte/Hail Satan’ couldn’t of pulled our interest more differently, ‘Soulbonder’ has to be the pick of this debut album for Off the Hook Music pulling everything which is good about this album and bringing it into one song. Unfortunately the next song on the album ‘Auserwahlte/Hail Satan’ just seemed a little bit Indulgent, long, and missing the punch experienced before in this collection of songs.
But within the last two songs we get right back to the good stuff and with ‘Black Bile’ and ‘Unworthy’, If you’re a fan of Placebo you're going to love this Typhoidmary!
Written by Kess Anthony