CD Review: Swans "To Be Kind"

After taking a 13-year hiatus and reassembling in 2010, the post-punk, experimental rockers of Swans brought in Chris Pravdica to provide the low end to their darkly orchestrated music, which he does fervently on the band’s 13th album.
By Jon D'Auria ,

After taking a 13-year hiatus and reassembling in 2010, the post-punk, experimental rockers of Swans brought in Chris Pravdica to provide the low end to their darkly orchestrated music, which he does fervently on the band’s 13th album. With huge distorted tones and complex riffs, songs like “She Loves Us” and “Screen Shot” stand out thanks to Pravdica’s intricate playing. The barnburner “Oxygen” is the best example of Pravdica’s ability to use forceful grit to drive a song.