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INVSN, Darkswoon, Skull Diver


Doug Fir (map) Southeast
Tue., Sept. 26, 9 p.m. 2017 21+


Sweden’s INVSN has been something of a work in progress. Starting out as the demure, folksy cousin to the furious hardcore pioneers of Refused and Lost Patrol Band, Dennis Lyxzén’s side project morphed to Invasionen, then just INVSN. With the evolution of the name came intense stylistic progressions, as heard on the band’s second full-length, The Beautiful Stories, released in June. Armed with a post-punk cowl, INVSN’s industrial sheen reflects Lyxzén’s devotion to groove-oriented rock, whether it’s as destructive as it was with Refused, or as soulful as it was with the (International) Noise Conspiracy. Here, songs like “Immer Zu” approach NIN territory, with factory metal pings and darkwave repetitions. The LP is just seven tracks long, but what it lacks in duration, it makes up for on swelling post-rock bangers like “This Constant War,” which sounds like it could’ve been a Freedom B-side. RYAN J. PRADO

Doug Fir

830 E Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Daily 7 am-2:30am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 7 am-2:30am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Tue., Sept. 26, 9 p.m. 2017
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