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Ceremony Vanity Spawned By Fear Review And Design

๐‚๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ง๐ฒ ๐•๐š๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐’๐ฉ๐š๐ฐ๐ง๐ž๐ ๐๐ฒ ๐…๐ž๐š๐ซ ๐‘๐ž๐ฏ๐ข๐ž๐ฐ | ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ฒ ๐…๐ซ๐ž๐žโฃ

Vanity Spawned By Fear is the latest single from Ceremony, the fluid band that doesnโ€™t stop changing. Honestly, this band now is unrecognisable from anything theyโ€™ve done before. Similar in a way that they are carrying the overall post-punk/ new wave tone theyโ€™ve showcased in records such as The L Shaped Man and In The Spirit World Now. โฃ


๐‚๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ง๐ฒ ๐‚๐š๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ง๐ ๐’๐ญ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ โฃ

However, the presentation and the sonics that come out of this are so different. Ross Farrar's vocals sound different from previous works in older albums or Spice. This track has a dark groove to it. Starting out we hear a guitar shimmering in and out like a siren. We later hear this motif being played as an accent which suits this dark foreboding theme.โฃ

This theme gets backed up by Ceremonyโ€™s lyrical content too. With โ€œCan you see it in me? | It cuts down on me | Burrows its teeth in me | But it belongs to me | The one thing that belongs to meโ€ being sung but also accented in an almost whispered way. โฃ


Love this track and the psychedelic effects on the gang vocals for the chorus, wispy, and eerie. Also, the saxophone solo towards the coda of this song are a stand-out. If youโ€™re a fan of post-punk or new wave. Youโ€™re sure to love this.โฃ


Also let me know what you think of this design I did!โฃ


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