Esben and the Witch have always been comfortable with soundtracking slumber, but often or not (especially on Violet Cries) it was the dark end of the spectrum that they revelled in. However, with 'Deathwaltz' they've crossed the border slightly, which is an extremely exciting prospect.

Despite Violet Cries being a solid debut effort, it definitely lacked the depth that 'Deathwaltz' would've given the album. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come from Wash the Sins Not Only the Face.

Wash the Sins Not Only the Face is released on January 21st 2013 through Matador Records.