Monday, April 8, 2013

REVIEW: DEATH STENCH-MASSED IN BLACK SHADOW



DEATH STENCH-MASSED IN BLACK SHADOW-CD
BLACK PLAGVE PRODUCTIONS-(INFECT-11)
6 PANEL DIGI-PACK/ART BY: JOHN PAUL WHETZEL

DEATH INDUSTRIAL/BLACK NOIZE FROM THE U.S.A.

DAREA PLANTIN: BASS,FIELD RECORDINGS,
JUNK METAL PERCUSSION,DRONE MACHINE,
CIRCUIT BENT INSTRUMENTS.
JOHN PAUL WHETZEL: VOCALS,GUITAR,SAMPLES,
SYNTHS,DRUM MACHINE,METAL GRINDING.

CORY ROWELL FROM "DEMONOLOGISTS"
ADDITIONAL SOUNDS/VOCALS ON "BASTARDS OF THE BLACK FLAME"

FEATURES MEMBERS OF DOOM BAND "WELTER IN THY BLOOD"

I.) EXTRACTUM EX ANFERNIS:

Track one on this beast of an album serves as a good intro
to the chaos your about to be swallowed in.Distorted winds
of black noize howl as "transmissions" of various voices 
(male/female) are heard but not clearly.Perhaps lone survivors
in this wasteland trying to find out if there is any life left 
in the wreckage.They get their answer in bursts of blackened 
death howls drenched in distortion,delay and reverb and low
rumbling machinery.All is barren.All is cold.Deep distortion
vibrates and writhes within and without itself.All is desolate.
All is cold.

II.) CORPSE UPON A THRONE OF WYRMS:

Dark.Dense.Deep sub-bass churns.Something scrapes and rattles
like rats digging for anything edible within a wasteland.Distortion
cloaked guitar throbs and brings a pulse to this dead space joined
by buzzing electronics almost equally distorted.A shriek of death wails
out.Agonizing blackened vocals smothered in distortion as well.It seems
as if the corpse upon the throne of wyrms has become conscious of it's
perilous situation.Or is it the wyrms that scream out in a frenzied fight
for the decaying meat of the fallen?Riffs and electronics drone on as the
moans continue to permeate through their thickness.Vocals climb and fall
like wyrms upon wyrms,then fall silent letting the riffs and noize fill 
the void.Riffs die followed by noize.No life left.

III.) SYMBOLS IN WARM FLESH:

Sounds of water dripping (or blood).Static and something else within
shambling around.Metal clangs in the background beneath dark ambiance.
Deep bass rumbles joining/swallowing the static and becoming blacker by
the second.Noize and darkness growing louder.A mass of power electronics
making itself known in the form of some instrument of torture.It could
well be the very thing carving symbols into warm flesh.As of yet the owner
of that flesh has remained silent until at last screams and moans of agony
can be heard far in the distance as the distortion fades into Manipulated 
electronics and then silence.

IV.) CIRCLE OF BLACK BLOOD:

Death industrial throbbing and strange electronics.A crash of distorted guitars
and then shrieks of black death layered in more distortion.Doom style guitars
ring out.It seems the ritual that calls for a circle of blood has begun.Low death
whispers reciting ancient rites and sounds of doom ring on.The vocals going
into high screeches and back to death whispers over the riffs.Sounds as if torches
or some other fires are kindling within this ritual.Silent noize and inhuman vocals
take over as a desperate scream or some other ungodly sound repeats until all is quiet.

V.) SHRINE OF VISCERA:

Harsher static and howling winds.Whispered vocals echo.Out of fucking nowhere
blast beats and black death riffs pound joined by bestial vocals.This sounds
pissed off and relentless.Still buried under a whirlwind of noize but the blackened
death metal and Industrial blasts and crashes are there.Again out of nowhere a change 
of direction.Grinding saw blades and blackened screams.Sounding even more pissed off
and dangerous in a way.The blades do their job and the final track begins.

VI.) BASTARDS OF THE BLACK FLAME.

Tattered rags blow in the wind.Creaking rotting wood.Rusty metal.Steam bursts and
seethes.Blackened vocals drenched in filthy distortion begin and are joined by
more screams both high and low.They begin to moan in a wretched manner.Cory Rowell
from the Black Noise project: DEMONOLOGISTS has arrived to aid in destroying
any thing still breathing in the apocalyptic world Death Stench have created.
Tremolo riffs and unknown noizes have also joined to bring about the end for
any who made it this far.A wall of static and electronic noize clouds all for
a moment and fades into feedback letting the tremolo riffs and agonized vocals
shine.Although nothing shines too bright in realms this dark.The bastards of
the black flame won't allow it.

THIS PUTRID BLACKENED INDUSTRIAL FILTH GETS A:
7.5/10

THIS IS WORTH A LISTEN FOR THOSE BRAVE ENOUGH.
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-ABATTOIR-




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