2015 release. Bristol, England-based four-piece Spectres are the loudest, most abrasive band on the Sonic Cathedral label to date, and one that makes a mockery of those articles that crop once in a while asking if guitar music is dead. "If guitars are supposed to be dead," wrote Drowned in Sound in its review of 2013's Hunger EP, "it's probably because Spectres have killed them." Dying opens with the ominous and unsettling white noise and dark found sounds of "Drag" and is relentless for the next 50 minutes, taking in lead single "Where Flies Sleep," a re-recorded version of "The Sky of All Places" (originally released early in 2014 as part of the Too Pure Singles Club), and "Sea of Trees" (which was given away as a free download to attendees of Sonic Cathedral's 2014 10th-anniversary show at the 100 Club in London). Produced and mixed by Dominic Mitchison (Velcro Hooks).