Nomad Disco – ‘Pressure Island’

The new album from Prague-based band Nomad Disco, Pressure Island presents a dark rock enthrallment — meshing debonair post-punk and anthemic alt-rock pursuits for a compelling production throughout. Per the band, the album tackles themes such as “escapism, war propaganda, and the confines of a digital prison.”

“Napoli” is gripping with its moody post-punk bass crawling and trickling guitar mystique. A commanding vocal presence adds further to the stellar mix, with a spoken-word mystique crafting ample momentum alongside budding percussion into the two-minute turn. Another highlight comes in the form of “Coma,” which builds more patiently in its understated bass line and spurts of guitars — reminding fondly of Interpol’s darkest efforts.

The album’s finale, “Torture Room” invigorates in its hard-rocking vigor. Menacing guitar movements and eerie vocal stylings are reminiscent of A Perfect Circle, venturing into an impassioned punk-forward vocal ferocity before the mid-point. This closing display of rock-forward ardency coexists cohesively with moodier post-punk pursuits like “Coma,” making for a varied and consistently absorbing listening experience within Pressure Island.

“Napoli” and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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