Dead Can Dance
Anastasis - PIAS
FILTER Grade: 88%
By Ken Scrudato on August 20, 2012
From haunting Eastern mysticism (“Agape,” “Kiko”) to thundering percussion and cryptic eeriness (“Opium”) to neo-neo-gothic romanticism (“All In Good Time”), Anastasis is a positively rapturous return for the Dionysus and Aphrodite of modern musical transcendence. Dead Can Dance are, as ever, classicists in their penchant for grand compositional gestures, and radicals in their fearless fervor to blur the centuries and the continents, all in the pursuit of powerfully new visceral and aesthetic possibilities.