The Destroyer - 1

TR/ST - The Destroyer - 1
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Based on 4 reviews
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Based on 171 ratings
2019 Ratings: #307
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April 19, 2019 / Release Date
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House Arrest / Label
Synthpop / Genres
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Though The Destroyer, Vol. 1 is only the first part of a larger work, song for song it's Alfons' most accomplished work yet.


The mature The Destroyer – 1 offers less consistently urgent, fat danceability than previous TR/ST releases, but it is equally passionate and alluring.

the opening track "Colossal" shows that Robert Alfons has moved to a larger canvas, and everything is bigger, broader, and deeper here than in previous efforts. Maya's beats are much more developed and complex than in the past. this project pursues many of the cinematic themes of Joyland with shimmering walls of synth used to good effect. even though the lyrics are more personal and revealing than ever, they fit well into the larger frame of the songs. original fans will miss the ... read more
Had previously never heard of this artist before, but part two is now one of my most anticipated records of the year. Just keeps growing on me. I honestly think that out of these eight tracks, six of them are great. This record makes me dance like an idiot.
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EDIT: Well this is certainly a nice electronic record, even though it gets more forgettable with some listens I can't deny it surprised me. I don't use to review electronic for the same reason it's not certainly my favorite genre, I wasn't even supposed to listen to this record until it showed up on this site and the cover caught my attention. So that maybe explains my excitment for this record initially.

After listening more I realized It's not that great, it's far from ... read more
My first experience of TR/ST was certainly a positive one overall. The vocal delivery was perhaps the most standout part of this album right out of the gate, as the voice of Alfons is unlike anything you likely have ever heard before now. At first it bothered me almost, but it grew on me from track to track. The instrumentation is dark and brooding, almost on the brink of industrial music in many places, and would likely be heard in some of the underground and goth-like clubs. Not what I would ... read more
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#9/Gaffa (Sweden)

Track List

  1. Colossal
  2. Gone
  3. Unbleached
  4. Bicep
  5. Grouch
  6. Poorly Coward
  7. Control Me
  8. Wake With
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Added on: February 5, 2019