We wrote about Ötzi from Oakland a couple of years ago: a post-punk quartet seemingly in love with the pre-goth sound of The Cure circa Faith. Their new and second album was released by German label Artoffact last month. Storm plays with drama and darkness, sometimes with a hopeful tone like on “Hold Still”. But it’s the moody ones like “Scorpio” that maintain the upper hand, even though they’ve added some cheeky saxophone to that particular track. Sonically, they have a lot in common with Australian bands Bloodletter and Venetian Blinds. But Ötzi are also capable of the raw, DIY punk of “Contagious” and Storm really is a versatile album and a rewarding listen.

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June 29, 2020

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