Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Malignant Records-TumorCD67
Death Industrial/Power Electronics/Noize
Comes in a six panel gate-fold digipack with quotes 
and poetry
The Vomit Arsonist Is: Andrew Grant

We start out with an intro track of low down tuned pitch shifted
sinister spoken word samples.A hopeless speech assuring us that
we are alone in the universe.The music sounds like the theme
of a world where man is left to rely on their own feeble devices
in futility.Miserable and murky dark ambient with a death industrial
rattle.Track two "At the edge of life everything is an occasion for death"
 is one of the albums highlights.Crushing percussion like an earth and ear
shattering quake.Deeply sorrowful ambient strings hover throughout like a
pale specter that has come to warn us of our quickly arriving demise.A haze
of static and rushing steam.And vocals that scream in a voice of atrocity.We
are thrown from this gloom into further doom as "Invita minerva" begins with
an electric hum and fields of buzzing static and hissing feedback far in the distance.
The percussion sounds like the slamming of the door to a prison cell.Trapping us in
this desperation.Horrid screams begin.Engulfed in effects and strange warping sound.
Much along the lines of the vocals heard on many STEEL HOOK PROSTHESES albums.
This album flawlessly embodies the death industrial style while at the same time making it
it's own.The next three tracks: "Black bile/Torn between will and desire/The absurd" are
perfect examples of this.Dreadful synths moan on in endless agony as thundering drums 
pound all into a crippling mind numbing submission.The vocals vary between total hate
stained lasts of static violence to strangled effect molested living nightmares.Everything that
THE VOMIT ARSONIST does best shined on this release with the ferocity cranked up far 
beyond ten.This triumphant collection of curses on humanity ends with the ten minute epic
"Means to an end." A gaping black hole of metallic noize and wretched droning synths.It
sounds like someone is preparing instruments of torture for an unwilling awaiting victim.
Slow,methodical and deadly.Sampled vocals add a layer of eeriness to an already unsetteling
closer.Then the torture begins in a rage of distorted screams.Pure audio trauma.In my oppinion
THE VOMIT ARSONIST's best work to date.

If someone where to ask what death industrial was...This is the record
I would present to them.For anyone new to the genre this is the perfect 
place to start:


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