Monday, January 20, 2014

REVIEW-T.O.M.B. - XESSE-ONE SIDED LP

T.O.M.B. - XESSE-ONE SIDED LP
PRISON TATT RECORDS-PT002
BLACK NOISE/RITUAL AMBIENT/BLACKENED CHAMBER DRONE
COMES IN A FULLY ILLUSTRATED SLEEVE
AND COMES WITH PRISON TATT STICKERS.
IN LIMITED HAND-NUMBERED EDITIONS.
T.O.M.B. or TOTAL OCCULTIC MECHANICAL BLASPHEMY is
a project consisting of entities that most of us know
only as a shodowy collective of demented individuals.
T.O.M.B. is spearheaded by a single apparition who
travels to God-forsaken places said to be severly
haunted if not totally possessed.Field recordings
are then taken in these places and later manipulated
as well as constructed/deconstructed to create some
of the most original and terrifying blackened noize
to hit the market since STALAGGH.Not only does T.O.M.B.
take field recordings in such areas..They also provoke
and disturb the dead like an open challenge issued to
rise them from slumber and come stand face to face with
their summoners.Contact mics are scraped against crypts
and coffins and steel rods serving as drums and percussion
are relentlessly banged against tombs and crypt doors.
Xesse lies somewhere inbetween the early releases such as
the "Black Crypt Worship" and "Sacrilegium" demos and serves
as a perfect transitional record from the earlier more black
metal oriented sound into the works later to be found on the
"UAG" album from Crucial Blast records to the "Third Wave Holocaust"
C.D. from Malignant records and beyond.
SIDE A.)
I.) XESSE:
Hissing winds are calling to cruelly wake the dead from their
eternal and most desolate slumber.A voice speaks spewing out
multiple sounds of pain and suffering.Agony and woe.In a rude
awakening comes the sound of chiming ritual bells or perhaps
ancient church bells lost in an endless haunted imprint.The
vocalist's howled moans echo through what sounds like the
dim cavities of a crypt deep in the rotting soul of this
wretched earth.The severly  tormented voice carrys on reaching
the surface of corpse stained soil.You can almost feel the nausea
caused from inhaling the putrid air in such a foul and diseased place.
The opening track most certainly transports you to a world where only
the dead inhabit with nothing but the black winds of death to serve
as company for all eternity.
II.) SILENCE IS SUFFERING:
A massive roaring loudness as great as an apocalyptic storm.This is joined
by an accompanying boom of haunted voices.These dark and twisted natives
of Hell's lower gates intice the listener as they speak through dripping
mouths as their corroded slithering tongues slide across cracked and rotting
teeth.Malice filled laughter is heared all around you like the room is being
overrun by a colony of hatefull mocking daemons.This all makes you feel very
alone and fills your mind with anxious and nervous thoughts of being singled
out to be a victim of torture and possessive penetration from multiple perverse
denizens of damnation at once.Paranoia inducing as you grind your teeth in silent
suffering.I have never really experienced such an intense reaction nor have I been
plagued with such emotions from merely spinning a record.An absolute orgy of torment.
Like a copy of a legit Necronomicon if it were an audio book.This is exquisite noise.
III.)WITHIN THE CIRCLE OF BONES:
There is a certain level of darkness that very few ever get to experience.For those
of us that do.What is the source? Where does it come from? Only and insanely brave or
tragicly foolish individual(s) could dare to take on the task of attempting to put such
a deep darkness to tape.Even fewer could pull it off or at least live to share such an
ordeal.But T.OM.B. has and continues to successfully do this with all the perversity and
morbid indulgence of bottling up the scent of dead girls and marketing it as perfume.
This however is "perfume" for the atmosphere.Something extra to spice up your dwelling
quaters.Taboo and forbidden come to mind.Not just anybody can create sonic soundscapes
that can penatrate the absolute shadow of the soul and with one breath spew it out dead
and wilted.These vocals screech and echo through my mind and this literally changes the
entire feeling of the confines of the area it is housed within.As you listen you recieve
visions of such horrendous atrocities and torments that you almost have to stop the record
just to gather your senses.Just what the fuck were they thinking while forming this circle of
bones??? Nothing positive in any way I'd imagine.Just hear his roaring growls and the grinding
metal of graveyard gates.Listen as powder pours from hollowed out bones.Then tell me that you feel
nothing.Can you? I didn't think so...Pure Audio Negativity.
IV.) THE INHUMAN CONDITION:
Chanting opens this ceremony bringing about multiple textures of
unnatural sound.This sends one deep into trance like thought within
the first few seconds.Feedback and voices  manipulated by each other
swarm like a cloud of black locusts as a dreadful and haunting tempo
builds and grows.Voices of the dead speak forbidden and forgotten
passages purposly corrupting the listener with most unclean effects
of negative ritual incantations.Let them speak to you and douse you
in their blood and venom.Feel the cold inhuman condition of approaching
death and joining their endless numbers for all time.
V.) LUCIFERIAN HOMAGE:
A howling moaning montrosity attempting to hide ghost-like female
choir-esque vocals arrives and haunts the depths of black winds
of damnationA massive machine spins through the abyss tearing all
asunder in a rythm of pain and sufferng.Deep death industrial percussions
vibrate and pound out through empty spaces of low static and rising feedback.
After a short time the voices return weeping out another fallen angel's lament
as deep death growls rush fourth in gusts of black smoke.all vanishes in a fragment
of a second ending the ritual and leaving the atmosphere charged with black static
and electric energy.This is indeed TOTAL OCCULTIC MECHANICAL BLASPHEMY...
SIDE B.)
FUCKING BLANK!!! SILENCE!!! GET OVER IT!!!
TRUE BLACK NOISE...TOTALLY HAUNTED AND POSSESSED.
RECOMMENDED FOR FANS OF- DEMONOLOGISTS/STALAGGH/
UTARM/FUNERARY CALL/GNAW THEIR TONGUES/ETC:
8/10
-NECRODOLL-

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