It's hard not to talk about Mourn without mentioning the fact that they're very, and I do mean very, young musicians: Front-women/guitarist Carla Pérez Vas, guitarist Jazz Rodríguez Bueno, and drummer Antonio Postius are 18, while bassist Leia Rodríguez (Jazz's younger sister) is only 15.
Despite their youth, the Catalan quartet is solid to the point where the "they're pretty good for their age" notion doesn't apply to them. There's also the fact that with one critically-acclaimed self-titled LP and a tour that's taken them around Europe and the states, they're living the dream of every teenager with a band who aspire to play more than just Nirvana covers.
On "Gertrudis, Get Through This!" Mourn continues to show why they're the ones playing venues and festivals, as opposed to school assemblies and garages. Brusque chants are delivered over sirens of Pixies-esque chords, coasting basslines, and barraging drums that sound like Postius is pummeling his kit into oblivion. It's an emphatic verse, but it remains instrumentally contained.
The actual point of escalation lies in the vocals that gradually contort into shouts, detonating a chorus that serves to be a moment of catharsis as the words "Get through this!" are sung with conviction. It's a track that signifies a sense of release, and whatever else Mourn needs purged out of their system, I'm ready for more.