INVSN - The Beautiful Stories (Dine Alone Records) 2017
The Beautiful Stories instantly sounds familiar, confrontational and challenging. Tackling the desire “for resistance to the cultural/political/musical landscape that holds us imprisoned”, frontman Dennis Lyxzén (Refused) inspires with his delivery and proves that music and art can still make a difference, perfectly balancing on that breaking point we’re all experiencing during these troubling and unsettling times. INVSN have always flirted with political messages, their punchy edge gives their 80’s post-punk/indie rock trademark sound a different light, some may even call it hope. An empowering statement to raise our defences and fight for the moral human values. Sometimes the good and old-fashioned repressed anger and frustration might be the perfect fuel to shake things up.