The Body "I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer (Thrill Jockey)"
Come for the title (taken from Virginia Woolf’s suicide note), but of course stay for the music. The Body’s I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer (Thrill Jockey) is at times the most terrifying thing they’ve ever released and the most beautiful. IHFAIBICAL is like Diamanda Galas–fronting the Swans, with a good measure of Earth, The Exorcist, and every one of your worst nightmares in ten songs. Like a hurricane The Body lull you into thinking the storm is over but then, sure enough, the winds return and you are trapped in a basement and it is starting to flood and it looks like the floor is covered with cockroaches with fangs that can swim (did I mention worst nightmares). Load up on the Xanax and crank “Nothing Stirs.”