Higher Plain Music

Hannah Fury is a complete individual. I've yet to stumble across anyone else like her... and “Through the Gash” is a complete triumph.

Suburban Horror

... The production value on Fury's work has been commented on by other reviewers, and rightly so. Every element here is in perfect balance, and the album has a very full, almost decadent sound that could have come out of one of the majors.

The Mick

... And so to possibly the most gorgeous record you can buy this year. We can despatch the comparisons easily to begin with, which gives you an idea of what's happening, on an album written, played and produced entirely by Hannah herself, but you would never think it was a solo project, as it glows...


... The production is extraordinary.... Here's a tip: play it loud.

Wears the Trousers

... Through The Gash is sensitive and imaginative, uniquely vengeful and confiding, marking Fury out as an artist long overdue for some real critical attention...

High Bias

Hannah Fury continues to carve out her distinct musical vision with Through the Gash, her first full-length album in seven years. Though loosely fitting under the recently trendy "dark cabaret" banner (a term that didn't exist when she started), the singer/songwriter's Tori Amos-meets-Tim Burton sound has always been her own... As romantic as a William Blake poem but as ghostly as a Richard Matheson novel, Through the Gash is Hannah Fury at her most darkly beautiful.

Keenly Observed

A slightly uneasy undercurrent runs through Fury's latest, from the creepy carousel music of "No Man Alive" to the truly scary sounds of "Beware the Touch" and "Status." But it is the sweeter, quieter moments that stand out most...The quiet delivery, however, belies the power in her words. In "Carnival Justice (The Gloves Are Off) Part II," there is real venom behind the line, "So you love her? That little stain?" Through the Gash constantly alternates between quiet balladry and aggressive proclamations...

Pop Matters

Creepy is a word often associated with Hannah Fury and for good reason. While not quite as odd as Diamanda Galas, Fury ensures that there will be plenty of unnerving yet simultaneously beautiful moments on this record...

The Big Takeover

"... stay with these songs and you'll be onto some sincere and, at times, beautifully warped music..."


...The mesmerizing "No Man Alive" pulsates with an undercurrent of dark, dreamy energy and is filled with breathy, echoed sighs and whispers, and sinister, hissed vocals, along with breaking glass, piercing shrieks, chiming music box notes, piano runs, and cymbal smash.  "Carousel" is an extremely poignant refection on coming to terms with the passing of a loved one, with the lyrics "Don't worry, don't be sad, think of the time we had, there is no future or past, and life is not meant to last."

Denver Westword

Hannah Fury's last full-length effort was a musical adaptation of Wicked that was way ahead of the Broadway musical. On this long-awaited followup, her wispy, spooky songs of love, life and loss play like Gothic ghost tales from another time. The lush, dense orchestrations simultaneously lift Fury's ethereal voice toward the sun and drag it down to earth.

Delusions of Adequacy

Just a peek at the beautifully, morbid cover of Hannah Fury's new album Through the Gash, foreshadows the dark, romantic absinthe-tinged jewels within. Hannah's airy, haunting voice and incisive and acid tinged lyricism combine with lushly textured melodies that will chill the spine.

Morbid Outlook

... a revelation. Her lush, full-bodied voice carries expertly crafted and enchanting songs like a cathedral carries rich and resonant echoes or a carnival carries a sense of wonder and a bit of danger... Through the Gash has a startling and unconventional lyrical quality...


...The mood of this new album is often quite different than that of her eerie 2000 release The Thing That Feels. There are plenty of moments on the new disc that do recapture that delicately uncanny sound, but many of the tracks alternate between the dark electro-pop beats of Hannah's Subterfuge EP/DVD set and a lighter tone that touches on the higher, more ethereal extremity of Hannah's layered vocals...

Skyline Press

...This puzzle of an album has so many different pieces that bring its macabre tone to light (or darkness). Whether it be the chilling vocals that make your spine tingle, or the columns of organ/piano that fill your ears, it's all pretty whimsical with a twisted and subtle personality...


... Her unrivaled ability to twist or change the mood of a song on a single note or measure is still present. "You Don't Leave A Trace" changes entirely 220 seconds in and I can guarantee it will burst your heart.


... A bit spooky and peculiar at times, Through the Gash is an intriguing collection of modern moody pop delivered with unique style... Rating: Excellent


At times recalling a slightly more sinister Julee Cruise and her collaborations with Angelo Badalamenti Hannah Fury's releases have aptly been called "spooky," "creepy" and "disturbed." While many of those adjectives could be placed upon Through the Gash, Fury's compositions are also beautiful, hypnotic and far more substantial than a string of Halloween attributes...


... Through the Gash isn't the manic howl of a wounded animal it is the reflective work of a survivor on the mend...

Collected Sounds

... There is so much going on here I feel like I have to listen to it 100 times with headphones and without.

Treasure . Hiding

Hannah Fury's new CD, Through the Gash, explores the dark side of the female heart in a variety of guises. The major theme here is revenge, swiftly followed by self-doubt, all shot through with her trademark dark humor...