Valery Gore’s latest album, Idols in the Dark Heart, isn’t as morose as the title may indicate. In actuality it’s quite the contrary. The album is pretty upbeat and has elements of both industrial and more organic melodies comprising its 11 tracks.
The album begins with a heavier tone as it takes a more industrial form. It’s very rhythmic with lots of banging and calamity that is offsetted by Gore’s soft vocals. As the album progresses, however, the music becomes much more organic sounding with light and airy sounding instruments replacing the heavy noise of before. It’s much better towards the end, especially since her vocals feel more in tune with the music by that time. There also appears to be a few experimental tracks thrown in for good measure as well.
Idols in the Dark Heart has a lot going for it. The album is a hodgepodge of different styles so you’re bound to find something worth listening to no matter your style. Valery Gore’s soothing voice is the one thing that remains constant throughout, and thankfully she does a good job.