Swans are a band from New York that played a very heavy and experimental form form of heavy industrial and noise rock with this recording and this is a review of their 1986 album "Holy Money" which was released by Caroline Records.
Drums are all slow playing with no fast playing or blast beats being present on this recording with some percussion being utilized at times, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording, as for the synths when they are utilized they bring a very dark and avant garde sound to the music as well as a brief use of harmonicas being utilized on one song.
Rhythm guitars are all slow riffs that mix the heaviness of metal with industrial, noise rock and what would later become known as drone music and there are no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.
Vocals are all clean singing male and female vocals with some spoken word parts, while the lyrics cover dark and anti religous themes, as for the production it has a very dark, heavy, raw and primitive sound while you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion this was a very great sounding recording from Swans and if you are a fan of this band, you probably already own this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A Hanging" "You Need Me" and "Coward". RECOMMENDED BUY.