Metamorphoses is the debut album from Australia’s Bat Nouveau. I love how the album sounds original, a great raw edge and not over produced, but brings back echoes of classic 80’s Gothic, new wave and postpunk and there’s a hint of the bands musical influences. The album opens with The Cry a perfect blend of dead pan vox, deft drum programming, pumping bass and blistering bursts of guitar with perhaps a hint of Altered States. Great! Portent opens with powerhouse punch guitars and furious drums to match. Has a very strong 80’s new wave feel, should be a big hit on the dancefloor. Love It! Lilies II reminds me very much of early Sisters Of Mercy perhaps Afterhours or On The Wire Great stuff! Dust has a hint of early Killing Joke think Firedances and tribal drums to match. Nice one! Hung High has more than a hint of The Birthday Party and reminds me of Release The Bats. Slowburn reminds me very much of Play Dead – Another song to ignite the dancefloor. Epic! Wreckage is a punked up aural assault with a hint of early Red Lorry Yellow Lorry. Nice! Ghosteps has a strong Chameleons feel perhaps very early The Church Great!