Limited edition CD with matte mini gatefold jacket replica flooded back inside, black paper disco sleeve, 8 page booklet, shrinkwrap, hype sticker Portland OR dystopian crust punk prophets Rigorous Institution arise with their first full-length album, "Cainsmarsh", an apocalyptic experimental punk/metal monolith risen on the heels of several EPs and demos littered throughout the underground in the past few years which had hinted at, but not yet fully revealed, until now, the breadth and magnitude of the band's visionary and highly philosophical blend of crust and anarcho punk, proto-metal, and ambient-infused spoken word and literary experimentalism.
Drawing inspiration from a diverse and transformative plethora of influences such Amebix, Killing Joke, Rudimentary Peni, Dead Can Dance, Antisect, Voivod, Venom, Motorhead and Swans, Rigorous Institution take the listener on a grim ride deep inside the realms of human failure and of societal contradiction, unfolding an apocalyptic dystopian inversion which reveals mankind still chained to its feral and animalistic origins while failed technological and cultural illusions punctuate the inevitable human wasteland, motionless like ancient ruins, lost in a twilight of dissolving history and broken dreams.
"Cainsmarsh" brings us back to a russeaunian savage age disfigured by biblical antediluvian anecdotes where mankind's flawed primeval negativity and innate failures drag society and progress back into a primitive dark age of violence, injustice and turmoil, and the band's music orchestrates and soundtracks this atavistic downfall with masterful vision and prophetic anachronism, fusing derailing metal riffs, filthy crust punk primitivism, tense progressive passages, schizoid oracular spoken word and ominous keyboard-laden atmospheres into a dark tale of downfall, sinister presages and unravelling hope.
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