Ideologically, Armour Group align themselves in the firm tradition of the power electronics/death industrial genre- through their use of extreme minimal electronics accented by samples drawn from cult cinema that broadly reference serial killings, murder, disaster, misanthropy, immoral acts, relationships, love and betrayal. The totality of these important genre-specific elements aims to create an overall atmosphere of apocalyptic and existentially reactionary questioning as well as to incite feelings of euphoria and affirmation, whilst commenting on the way we currently process the impending demise of our current culture and natural surroundings.
We are extremely pleased to be co-releasing this recording with It Records (Melbourne).
This album gurns and churns with the dense, atmospheric power of an angel wrestling the forces of hell.
Wolfe's voice is an ethereal swirl, but it can cut like a blade. Her guitar, meanwhile, is a reaper's scythe, and with it, she flails like a Balrog summoned deep and raging from the bowels of Middle Earth.
It's an album of dreams and nightmares, a sludge-gaze torrent of painful questions hurled into the void.
A brave, bold and empowering listen. Michael Mueller
While I love the stylistic variation between her albums, this remains my favorite. Tighter than its predecessors and more restrained than its successors, Pain is Beauty evokes a feeling of longing, vulnerability, and loss like few others. Mujah