The sound of dissolving reality, shattered nerves and unraveling hope. Enigmatic blackened harsh industrial hallucination 8 Hour Animal debuts with "Resigner", a nerve-wrecking full length offering of vitriolic aural annihilation that transitions the most caustic and confrontational fringe of harsh industrial to its most extreme and overwhelming consequences yet.
Through a masterful juxtaposition of harrowing atmospherics, oppressive soundscaping and raw ferocity on "Resigner" 8 Hour Animal blurs beat-driven electronic industrial, scathing power electronics, blackened metallic drone, dark ambient and pure noise into an hallucinogenic and caustic forty-plus minute nightmare of pure aural obliteration.
Tracklisting: 1. Almost Free 2. Oblivs 3. Clever People 4. Pushing Myself Down 5. Wake
Featuring members of Misrule and Ascended Dead, Portland OR black death metal/grind terror commando Disimperium emerge from hell with their pulverizing debut EP "Malefic Obliteration", a blinding assault of feral and merciless sonic devastation that will leave the listener crushed and disintegrated in its path.
With an impenetrably dark and ultra-violent sound reminiscent of blackened death and grind war mongers like Knelt Rote, Diocletian and Heresiarch, Disimperium tap into a mysterious realm of terror to harness the quintessence of chaos and negativity, condensing years of influences and concepts into a twelve-minute terrorscape of absolute sonic tyranny.
The third LP from mechanized aural weapon Vessel of Iniquity. On this new horrific experiment of overwhelming sensorial annihilation, sole mastermind A. White invokes absolute armageddon, funneling a blinding scourge of swirling atmospheric harsh industrial and lacerating abstract black metal into forty-five minutes of pure concentrated chaos.
With an immanent and horrifying sense of dissolution and of total loss of control, "The Doorway" sees Vessel of Iniquity discharge a pulverizing swarm of machine gun-like drum machines, suffocating ambient dirges, ravaging harsh electronics and a maelstrom of crushing fretwork obliteration to pound complete oblivion into the listener.
Tracklisting: 1. A Glimpse of the Pattern 2. By Allusion Called 3. Three Drops of Milk Before Retiring 4. Dying 5. The Doorway 6. Self Not Self 7. Death State Boundary 8. Ascension 9. Revelation
Third edition on Red Transparent vinyl limited to 300.
Boston is not exactly worldwide known for its coldwave or synth pop artists. Most of us know the Capital of Massachusetts because of its hardcore legacy that still continues today. And yet, just like flowers in a rugged land, here comes House Of Harm, a post-punk trio whose new approach to the genre was showcased on their two tape EPs, earning them a cult international following as well as an imposing line up of supporting gigs opening for Editors, She Past Away, Lust For Youth, and The Cure’s Reeves Gabrels.
Nine songs where timeless melodies of Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me-era Cure perfectly match French coldwave moodiness, enhanced by Cocteau Twins ethereal airiness and Creation Records seminal shoegaze sounds. Just enough light reaches House Of Harm's base layer, giving life to infectious hooks and unforgettable mantras. The gritted core of every song makes expansive moments of release cathartic, always tethered by commanding drums.
Check out the very first single they wrote Isolator and its melancholic synth pop refrain, or Against The Night whose darkwave is as claustrophobic as One Hundred Years. Catch sounds almost like a Sarah Records hit, while the title-track hurls us back into the bleak realms of the Sisterhood.
Different influences but everything is just in its place simply because House Of Harm are the rare band where you can feel every individual member's devotion to each song's world.
RIYL: The Cure, Depeche Mode, A Flock Of Seagulls, For Against, Drab Majesty.