Coming off the heels off a mounting barrage of thick post-punk releases in previous years, Voight-Kampff pushes out another assault of aggressive and atmospheric post-punk with their new LP “The Din of Dying Youth”. Immediately dropping into the fray like a paratrooper on the first track, the album’s rhythmic chiming and bolting drums push their way through the melodic chorus-drenched guitar like a jackhammer pushing through a stream of water, cooling it down from overheating, in a sky-scraping industrial park factory where no sunlight reaches. The vocals reach over the tracks like the foreman of the factory speaking through the PA system to his human-replaced assembly line machines while simultaneously gripping the self-destruct button to detonate the entire site. Through the screeches and tears, faint optimistic veils drift in and out, spiraling around the tracks like a miasma. Clocking in at just over 20 minutes, "The Din of Dying Youth" delivers a solid line without fluff or filling, striking both sides of the alternative melancholy buzz, from Creation Records to the steel grinding steel noise of Touch & Go. As the tracks go on feel the momentum as you’re shot and traveling miles per minute through overhead cable lines from the muddy waters of the Mississippi River into the cold Northeastern waters of the Quabbin Reservoir. – Josh Jenkins
A perfect blend of sonic sounds and industrial era programming, resulting in nothing less than dark-wave purity. A referral for steady listeners of Joy Division, Merchandise, and Iceage.