Sep 15, 2012
PunkNews.org reviewed the new album, giving it a fairly low score. The outlet said:
“Which is why it’s disappointing that follow-up Bright Black Heaven should feel so safe. It’s a solid continuation of the Cex Cells sound—dance beats + Havok’s wail—but it doesn’t resonate the second time around. Sure, at it’s worst, Cex Cells sounded like MIDI mall emo, and Bright Black Heaven is wise to avoid those pitfalls. But it can’t match its highs either. The dark lyricism, reminiscent of Depeche Mode at their most sexually provocative and rendered all the more threatening/enticing by Havok’s delivery, seems watered down a bit here. It’s like they were pursuing a more mainstream pop approach (not unlike Crash Love in a way), but it just makes the work feel impersonal.”
Read the full review here.