The For Carnation
The For Carnation were formed in the early '90s by Brian McMahan, following the demise of Slint. The For Carnation kept McMahan's whispered, slightly menacing vocal effects, but lost the explosive elements. The For Carnation is the sound of a band who are constantly about to explode, teetering between silence and fear. That they never achieve that catharsis may be why they are less coveted a band than McMahan's former incarnation -- but this does not mean they are any less rewarding a listen.