Terror Bird- Secret Rituals LP. This is the 2nd full length by Vancouvers Terror Bird and includes Nikki Never who used to be in Modern Creatures. With their debut release on Night People Records, Terror Bird has came a long way since the early days. Terrorr Bird uses synths and drums as the foundation for their music while Nikki Never’s soulful haunting vocals really makes their music stick. Their debut LP was a little mellower, but ‘Secret Rituals’ is a harder-hitting synth-goth masterpiece. Gone are the reservations and shyness of the straight-to-4 track songs of their earlier work and and in their place are a forceful, immediate collection of songs that showcase Nikki’s radiating poweruful voice. Tracks like 'Thrill Killer' are 80s goth pop songs re-imagined for the 21st century. The title track is an insistent and propulsive gem housed in a lush, dark soundsace and 'If We Escape' is a heroic, doomed-youth anthems for the lost souls of our generation. The production is clearer than any of their earlier records and the passion is totally magnified. If you’re a fan of Zola Jesus, you’ll totally dig this. Killer LP.