Portsmouth Virginia based noise rock artists Last Remaining Pinnacle have released their 1st proper album “Visitors”. The band was started in 1995 by guitarist/vocalist Dave Allison and over it’s 17 year existence LRP has appeared on multiple 7” splits, compilations and limited edition cassettes crafting out sounds ranging from harsh noise to ambient soundtrack recordings.
In 2010 Allison started to expand the sounds of LRP taking the harshness of it’s earlier sounds and adding in more structured like “rock n roll” song writing. The project soon became a duo with the addition of guitarist/recording engineer Dave Dembitsky and after a successful run of shows up and down the East Coast throughout 2011 the band began recording “Visitors”.
The result is a truly cohesive album of songs that complement each other in the purist way. Be it the chainsaw like dual guitar attack of opening track “7 Dollar Room”, the floating numb like elements of “Start” or the straight up menacing rage of “Lies”, “Visitors” begins with a straight forward 1-2-3 punch before settling into the pulsating beat of “They Are Lost” which is backed by a riff that combines aspects of Duane Eddy’s “Rebel Rouser” and “A Forrest” by The Cure with lyrics focused on the monotony of life.
“Mantle Rotation 3” is a return to early LRP compositions with a whirling, swirling “emergency” type sound that drops into a doomful dirge. Things then resurface into “Every Night” which combines a haunting gothic post punk vibe with “Woman And Children First” era Van Halen and a heavy does of Cream’s “Swlabr”. “Students Of The V.U.” is almost like a LRP anthem with a repetitive riff, tribal like drums and psych fuelled vocals that put the listener in an almost a trance like state.
The album ends with the title track “Visitors” a look at the aspects of marketing, religion, media and the work place in our modern society and how it effects us all.
1. “7 Dollar Room”
4. “They Are Lost”
5. “Mantle Rotation 3”
6. “Every Night”
7. “Students Of The V.U.”
Includes immediate download of 8-track album in your choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.