Just over a year ago, the demo/album from one-man band Necrolytic Goat Converter impressed me greatly, with its blend of DSBM that was as self-mocking as it was serious. So, hopes were high for new album Isolated Evolution. It’s a slightly different beast when compared with that initial record, but the core of therapeutic DSBM is still there. What’s changed is that there’s a greater sense of song-craft, with these songs having strong melodies and an almost accessible character. But even so, there’s still a lot of darkness and searching for catharsis at play, with the self-mockery toned back for something that feels incredibly honest and personal.