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These songs are rotten with metal, reeds, consciousness-erasing islands of black doom, bass-heavy rippers, late night free terror jams, and pure mayhem. The new double-bass attack is showcased on "Human Animal"/"Rusted Mange" with scraping strings and a full terror-shriek workout. New directions are countered by "Rationed Rot" which revisits the eerie Throbbing Gristle-esque vocal deployment that dates from Wolf Eyes' "Dread" LP. The album also features the band's first cover, the No Fucker's anthem, "Noise Not Music", which closed out a lot of shows on Wolf Eyes' recent European tour.
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Certainly it will not be to everyones tastes, but that isn't the point. Like Merzbow, Jazkamer and Kevin Drumm, this album shows the possibilities that exist outside a simply musical approach to sound, and shows that anything is possible.
This album is a huge quantum leap forward from Burned Mind, and I cannot wait to hear their next emission...
Track descriptions: The first track starts quietly enough, although there are some things clunking, popping and tapping around. An Albert Ayleresque sax enters the melee at some point, then there is this horrifying sound which defies description-this is the sound Hell makes. I think we are into the second track, "Lake Of Roaches." Other favorites include the title track, freakin' loud again, but again, there is the semblance of a riff going on here. Track five, "Rusted Mange." I think the singer is saying he "hates" something...Track six is another ambient soundscape of Hell, but this one is almost soothing, relaxing at some points. This is especially nice, showing this band's capacity for loud/soft dynamics, employing them with skill. Track seven, "The Driller," is another riff-rocker, with sampled dentistry. As a third-shifter, my best recommendation for listening is waking up in complete darkness, throw the disc on, crawl back into bed and listen as you slowly wake up.
For all the interesting and potentially potent sounds, nothing stands out. It just hammers at a single volume. Imagine actors yelling all of their lines at one volume for an entire play. Boring as all get out.
I won't mention the distortion introduced by the mastering, as maybe thats what the band wanted. It would be really interesting to hear what the master tapes sound like, assuming the compression didn't occur during recording/mixing.
For more info see "loudness war" at wikipedia.