Bambi Lee Savage's new album, Darkness Overshadowed, is both a culmination of all she's done before - and a brave move beyond it. From the guttural punk undertow of 'Easy Way' to the atmospheric dread of 'Elsinore' to the whispery twang of 'Waiting,' the disc is based around hopes, fears, memories, regrets, and scraps of confessions written on Berlin bar napkins. Produced by Mick Harvey, who also provides most of the backing instrumentation, it's by far the most vivid and chilling of Savage's work to date. Above all, though, Darkness Overshadowed reads as a secret history of the pre-apocalypse, a gnostic gospel decrypted and given human form. Or in Savage's case, something slightly beyond human.