Vast and diverse landscapes along with its blistering heat is what makes Texas unlike any other place and, similarly, ANNEX's second LP is just as sweeping, distinct, and scathing. 'Melu' delivers songs that vary in soundscapes of light and dark with themes of hope and desperation yet tinge with an urgency fueled only by the stinging south Texas heat. Haunting vocals echo personal reflections and observations of the state of humanity while guitars laced with classic reverb dance along to intricate bass guitar and forceful, upbeat drums. Elements of shoegaze, deathrock, and a nod to 80's international anarcho/post punk/goth combine with experimental and psychedelic flourishes of noise that permeate the album. To simply label this as another dark punk record would be an understatement and a misunderstanding of its true underlying nature. Enter into the new light of Melu.