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If Chelsea Wolfe’s 2015 album Abyss dipped its toes in metallic waters, then Hiss Spunis the Gothic singer-songwriter’s dark baptism. It’s been a long time coming: Ever since 2011’s head-turning Apokalypsis, Wolfe’s stylistically diverse discography has grown increasingly heavier, but unlike the metal-leaning songs from Abyss that played with crushing textures via depth-defying electronics and sweeping noise, the heft is now explicit.

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