The album also uses vocals more than in the past. Voices cut into stiletto stabs add an extra rhythmic element to "Hoova"'s warehouse grind. Clark manipulates vocals into misty angelic coos that emulate a synth pad on "Aftermath." An eerie children's choir sings "we are your ancestors" on "Catastrophe Anthem." It's Death Peak's most unsettling track, which, when the track's industrial drones descend, feels as though it was written for a horror film.
Possibly inspired by last year's The Last Panthers, Clark's latest album often has a cinematic feel. That's particularly true of the widescreen "Living Fantasy," which is electronica composed with a combination of classical grandeur and post-rock dynamics. Even more impressive is the epic scope and ambition of Death Peak's finale, "Un U.K." It begins with lush synth atmospheres but is later scoured by distortion and a deafening grind. Gentle melodic chimes emerge from the wreckage. Strings and soft voices chatter in the background. A child giggles. That "Un U.K." has so many twists and turns makes it a fitting end to an album that is in itself a genuine thriller.