Siouxsie Sioux manages to fuse together the style of expressionism she practically invented in the late 70’s with today’s more modern industrial rock elements. It’s a blend that both works and seems logical for her progression as an artist. What matters most is that her voice is still as strong as it ever was. Mantaray seems determined to showcase this over a broad spectrum of punk, rock, and even burlesque numbers. Siouxise and her fellow musicians have written each tune in grandesque form, with of course the lady herself leading the way, but it’s always nice to have the music support her.
The afore mentioned industry of ‘Into a Swan’ and the burlesque nature of ‘Here Comes That Day’ are equalled by the dark ‘Loveless’ – each song laying down a surrealistic nightmare landscape in their rythyms and bass drive.
There is also time for quieter moments, but the sinister mastery remains throughout. It’s an edge that Siouxsie has continued to develop and control throughout her career, and there seems to be no sign of it losng its charm any time soon.
In this day and age there are so many acts out there trying and failing to take the lead from where Siouxsie and others left off. So it’s nice that she can easilly come back and wipe them all clean of the slate and show them how it should be, and still is done.