‘Sacred Core’ is the third single from Oslo’s Mayflower Madame‘s latest LP Prepared For A Nightmare. The band explain that it’s a song about getting lost, drifting away and trying to find the way back to your safe haven – and is guided by swirling, hypnotic guitars and an insistent, heavy beat. While some might call it shoegaze or post-punk, this track also digs deep into haunting, psychedelic territories, yet still maintains their trademark dark and atmospheric sound.
‘Sacred Core’ is pacey yet retains its ability to entrance. The guitar hooks are strong and the repetition allows their presence to shine, with the drums being pushed right to the back in the mix.