Thursday, February 27, 2014

REVIEW-EN NIHIL/FILTH-BLACK EARTH-SPLIT-CASSETTE

EN NIHIL/FILTH-BLACK EARTH-SPLIT-CASSETTE
OUT OF BODY RECORDS-OOBR011
HARSH NOIZE/POWER ELECTRONICS/DEATH INDUSTRIAL/EXPERIMENTAL NOIZE
COMES IN A PLASTIC CASE WITH J-CARD INSERT.
LIMITED TO 100 HAND NUMBERED COPIES.
EN NIHIL IS:
ADAM FRITZ
FILTH IS:
ROB BUTTRUM



SIDE A.) EN NIHIL:

I.) TRIBES OF THE BLACK ASH/  II.) AN INFINITE VOID
III.) ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND YEARS/ IV.) WHY DID YOU NOT SAVE US?:

For about twenty minutes EN NIHIL takes us deep down into the pitch
black death-noize realms of the black earth.EN NIHIL takes a slightly
different approach this time around adding slow dense Death Industrial
percussions to his contribution to the split.This does two things worth
noting. A.) Since FILTH is a very rythm based project this compliments
his side very well and gives the album a perfect flow and makes it all
feel like a very well thought out composition as a whole. And B.) It
keeps things interesting for EN NIHIL fans and also shows that it is
by no means a "one trick" project.Here we have low haunting howls
of lone wolf feedback..Massive earth quakes and landslides of huge
sub-bass movements..Dense and atmospheric in a slow crawl across
the charred remains of a dead planet..Rythms form out of swirling
voids of noize and nothingness..Percussions boom like drums of war
bursting out from the gates of Mordor.At moments it feels like you
are helplessly watching an army of Orcs gather on the hillside as
they begin to rally for war..Fire streams through the sky and ignites
nearby fields on impact..Hissing shrieks attack your ears like snakes
rising from the maw of Hell..Orchestral hits and movements lurk
in the shadows..The entire atmosphere here is pure dread..It always
feels like something is slowly crawling up behind you until it finally
stings you in bursts of harsh feedback..This is not a "safe" or "friendly"
release in any way..These four tracks are the four horseman come to
bring visions of the apocalypse and the horrors it holds...

SIDE B.) FILTH:

V.) A HORIZON/ VI.) BENEATH THE VERTISOL
VII.) THE HOLLOW EARTH/ VIII.) SILENT SCREAM:

Like the EN NIHIL side FILTH also takes a slightly different approach
to this one.A little slower than usual in pace and tempo and with shorter
tracks than you may be used to from the project..But like before this works
to great advantage and brings it all home..Keeping things consistant as well
as complimenting each others styles and borrowing from them to form one 
comprehensive work of art and one Hell of a split release from two of the
undergrounds heavy hitters..FILTH fills our ears with huge drum and bass
rythms in slow decay..Vocals come in a vortex of effects and distortion..
Techno-thriller sci-fi sounds swirl around the room like tiny wraiths..
Tidal walls of deep bass rise and crash as every piece of technology in
FILTH's arsenal dies in horrible pain while being very vocal about the
process..Lyrics are cryptic and would take years of research to uncode..
Shot through a cannon of feedback rather than "sung" in any conventional
manner..Rusty blades scrape upon each other in mind numbing repetition.
War wagons armed with lazer beams roll out like it's war of the worlds and
lay waste to everyone and everything..Digital banshees scream through layers
of electronic chaos..Winds flow with moaning pulses and vanish..It is like
some sort of Mad-Max meets Battlestar Galactica battleground interpreted
through analog artifacts and maybe some more modern equipment.Hard
industrial drums and beats punch through the speakers like fists of plasma.
At times this can be pretty minimal but that never seems to last long before
everything turns back into electric madness..Chains rattle as prisoners of war
are enslaved and forced into labor..Stalking rythms that feel like they should
accompany a hunting mercenary..Muffled screams in heavy noize..There is a
lot to enjoy on both sides of this album..Never a dull moment...

AN INSTANT CLASSIC IN MODERN NOIZE WARFARE:

8/10
-ABATTOIR-

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Monday, February 24, 2014

REVIEW-FILTH/DEVELOPER-SPLIT-CASSETTE-C20

FILTH/DEVELOPER-SPLIT-CASSETTE-C20
FACTUM TAPES-FACT085
HARSH NOIZE/EXPERIMENTAL NOIZE/POWER ELECTRONICS/SOUND COLLAGE
COMES IN A PLATIC CASE WITH J-CARD INSERT.



SIDE A.)

FILTH:

I.) PALINACOUSIS:
Whoa! Already as this begins it is world war fucking three.
Welcome to a grand march of death.Other worldly sounds 
stomp their way into our world with heavy metalic vocals 
that force their way through like peircing fish hooks through
your flesh.You can literally feel the endorphines rush all around 
and within you making your nervous system scream in pain and 
ache with paranoia.Glitched out industrial drums and a gathering
of almost random yet structured sound.As is usually the case with
FILTH there is a shit ton going on at once at almost all times but it
just somehow works.It never sounds rushed or like a noise kids first
time...No that cherry popped long ago and Rob Buttrum is now a 
fucking professional noise fucker.Just when you think this atomic 
bomb is over and the last bits of debris have settled it starts up again 
just as punishing as before if not more so...No the excitement never ends 
boys and girls...Instead it drills right into your bone marrow till you 
become addicted to it to the point that you must play it over and over 
again.This shit stays with you and repeats in your head over and over again
until you reach for the stereo and pound the play button...If not the curse 
of the reeking sound hits you in the dead of night forcing you into a lovely 
rude awakening.Once again FILTH totally kills it.

SIDE B.)

DEVELOPER:

II.) UNTITLED:
 DEVELOPER is total madness and insanity.It sounds like 
a man alone in a room filled with broken TVs and radios
just fucking shit up in a giant mass of audio chaos.Flipping
through channels and stations while adding his own noise
after being awake for three days straight doing speed and
drinking energy drinks.Like watching the discovery channel
at ten times the normal speed during a worldwide mating 
season.Crickets fuck with bells in clouds of static.Birds chirp
like it's a sunny fucking sunday morning and the entire world
melts around you in some sort of Dali-Esque surreal mindfuck.
Violins play out of tune.Cars crash into walls of harsh noise.
Nintendo game systems become self aware and strangle children
with their controllers.Everything is a complete wreck of assualting
sound and nowhere is safe.Don't like your upstairs neighbors? Your
in luck..DEVELOPER has provided a quick solution.Blast this shit 
and every pest for miles around will run with their tail tucked right
up their ass to keep them from shitting themselves.

FANS OF GLITCHY NOISE FUCKERY AND SOUND COLLAGE MADNESS
TAKE NOTE OF THIS ONE...AN ABSOLUTE SLAUGHTER OF SOUND:

7.5/10
-NECRODOLL-

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

REVIEW-MATTHEW AKERS-A HISTORY OF ARSON-CASSETTE

MATTHEW AKERS-A HISTORY OF ARSON-CASSETTE
OUT OF BODY RECORDS-OOBR012
MINIMAL AMBIENT/ELECTRONIC/INSTRUMENTAL SYNTH POP
COMES IN A PLASTIC CASE WITH J-CARD INSERT.
LIMITED TO 100 HAND NUMBERED COPIES.
MATTHEW AKERS: ANALOG AND DIGITAL SYNTHS.
SIDE A.)
I.) A HISTORY OF ARSON (PROLOGUE)
This album starts off like the begining of a documentary starting with
introductions to the judge and jury...But the real prize is the criminal.
In this case a lone destruction hungry arsonist.And just what led him to
do his crimes...Everyone is wondering...You try to figure it out while
listening to this prologue of stunning minimal synth work.It all feels
like it's like a race againgst time and your struggling to quickly put
together the clues.A mysterious and intriuging introduction.
II.) BAD WOLF:
The setting is very somber.I imagine a person that has done some very
harsh things to others and maybe even himself..and it makes me wonder
just where it all went wrong? What can make a person turn into the bad
wolf? Was it by force or fate? I guess one doesn't really know until they
are chosen..This is a soundtrack to just that.Soft contemplating synths
like a miami sunset as the day winds down and thoughts weigh heavy
on the heart.Soft cold wave tones set in as something begins to change
within the listener.All builds into a truly beautiful display of gothic dark
wave minus the vocals...Some stories do not require a narrative.80's style
new wave drumming signals the change has come and the "Bad Wolf" is
now on the prowl neath the neon lights of a busy city.I think I will follow
him into the night and see what sounds accompany him.
III.) DAS ZENTRYM DER WELT:
Semi-dark ambience and spacey synth sounds lead us atray into the vast
and infinite cosmos.It sounds like ELUVIUM if he spent a month listening
to nothing but SKY BURIAL and ZOMBI and attempted a peice drawing solely
from those influences.This track makes me feel like I am wandering through the
stars deep in thought and greatly anticipating what is next to come.It's that final
moment of the count of three where you either do or don't.The moment you realize
that you know you'll never have this chance again. And even though you will probly
get hurt or die...you make that jump anyways.The sound of embracing freedom.
SIDE B.)
IV.) VOYEUR:
This side starts out a lot darker.Sinister horror ambient like being stalked by
an 80's B movie serial killer.Sorta cheesy at times but pretty creepy either way.
This is that slow creeping sort of synth work that follows you around every corner.
You can pick up the pace as much as you want but it's still right there with you just
waiting to jab that over sized kitchen knife into your warm flesh in repeating motions.
V.) MIDNIGHT IN OCTOBER:
Total 90's techno/trance beats and rythms.It sounds like your walking through
some strange Tron-Esque Lawnmower man type of computer world.I have not
heard any bands or artists doing this sort of thing in a long time.This brings to
mind bands like AND ONE or THIS DIGITAL OCEAN.This is not by any means
your modern Daft-Punk/Deadmau5 bullshit in any way, shape or form.Towards
the end there are some nice oldschool industrial rythms and apocalyptic samples.
The track is a great surprise and never feels out of place.To put it simply...This
just works.
VI.) A HISTORY OF ARSON (EPILOGUE)
It all ends similar to the way it began.Slow synths reminding you of all you have
experienced in the previous tracks as you drift off into space once again in silent
thought.Music for people who like to ponder.Philosopher ambient to accompany
your walks through space and time.The fires have all died down and all thats left
is cooling smoke rising towards the heavens to drift and die.Warm tones blanket
the atmosphere and wrap you like a blanket of ash.Sci-fi synths from the 70's climb
in through an open window and carry you away with them into unexplored area's
of the universe a million light years away.A journey at the speed of sound.Like the
ending theme from a movie like KRULL or something along those lines.
SOME STORIES CAN BE TOLD WITHOUT WORDS...A HISTORY OF ARSON
IS PROOF OF JUST THIS:
7.5/10
-NECRODOLL-

Saturday, February 22, 2014

REVIEW-AQUA-EROTICUM-I LIKE IT WHEN YOU HURT ME-CASSETTE-C20

AQUA-EROTICUM-I LIKE IT WHEN YOU HURT ME-CASSETTE-C20
DISTORTED VISIONS RECORDS-DV09
POWER ELECTRONICS/HARSH NOIZE/DEATH INDUSTRIAL
COMES IN A PLASTIC CASE WITH J-CARD INSERT.
AQUA-EROTICUM IS: TOM TINDALL
SIDE A.)
I.) NOTHING/II.) HOGTIED:
Low sub-bass frequencies engulf the room like a bleeding black perversion
slowly sucking you into a twisted and demented world that is Tom Tindall's
utterly fucked up mind.Slow pulses like a peeping perverts heartbeat as he
watches your younger sister undress from the cover of shadows outside of
her window.This whole cassette lurks in a realm of dark lustful fantasy.This
had to have been created by one of those deranged individuals that only a
mother could love.Low howling feedback rises with excitment as obscured
distorted screams blast all into a rape scene in progress.Frantic and hurried
yet drifting and slow.Like an adrenaline rush while you are being violated
and assualted.AQUA-EROTICUM demonstrates the art of oldschool electric
perversity with razor sharp percission.Every moment is slow agony and leaves
you begging for more.Harsh stabbing static penetrates to your core in perfectly
timed jabs leaving you a bloody fucking mess when all is said and done.It has
been a while since power electronics have felt this real and dangerous.Operatic
music plays in the background on an old 45 as a man smacks a bitch up repeatedly.
..No worries she was asking for it...Literally...Pretty much begging...Well...On to
the B side.

SIDE B.)
III.) PURE WHITE/IV.)PUT YOU IN YOUR PLACE/V.) DISCOLORED AND BLEEDING:
Harsh static and crushing distortion along with wailing signals in high frequency and
assualting distorted screams...Ahh Music to my ears.Everything rolls out like a steam
roller on a rampage through city streets driven by a man who has reached his breaking
point and out to flatten the bitch that pushed him to his limits.High ear splitting feedback
fills the room like the screams of said bitch being slowly rolled over and all fades into a
big mess of crunching noize.Brief samples bridge the gap between fucked up song A and
fucked up song B and then were off!! And this time we are getting off on manipulations
of hissing static like serpents slithering up the goosebumped legs of an anticipating whore.
The distant ambience of delay/reverb laced feedback and almost silent burried screams
that mimick whispers.Death rattles signal a warning that coming close is bad for your
health as strands of electric weirdness pulse like blood leaving severed veins.The music
and vocals sound dead serious and relentless as fuck but the use of samples adds a bit of
humor here and there.Well dark and sadistic humor...And that is only if you have a fucked
up and perverse mind like we do here at Traumatic Static.The whole thing stays pretty
harsh or at least very ominous and forboding.Either way this is some good shit and worth
your time.
A PERFECT SOUNDTRACK FOR A NIGHT OF COCAINE AND HOOKERS:
7/10
-ABATTOIR-

Saturday, February 15, 2014

REVIEW - DREADLORDS-S/T-CDR

DREADLORDS-S/T-CDR
PRISON TATT RECORDS/PASSION AND TORMENT SERIES-PNTS01
BLACK NOIZE/HARSH NOIZE/FEATURING MEMBERS OF T.O.M.B.
AND PANTHER MODERN.
COMES IN CARDBOARD CASE WITH
ART PRINTED ON STICKERS.
LIMITED TO 50 HAND NUMBERED COPIES.
I.)THE MARCH OF DEATH:
We start out with a short intro a litte under a minute in duration.
Bass injected synths playing a creepy little Halloween-esque number.
This is similar to a MERCYFUL FATE or KING DIAMOND sort of keyboard
piece.It just feels like something is lurking over your shoulder the whole time.
Multiple layers mingle like a clan of goblins up to no good.Almost comical
at times.Regardless this is a fun little track and leaves you wondering just
what will come next.
II.) LORD OF CHAOS:
Ok so that intro was totally misleading...A split second of feedback leads
into warped noize followed by extremly loud blackened screams riding
on lightspeed winds of insanity.Fingers run across fretboards like rushing
spiders creating an intense display across blistering guitar scales.Huge bursts
of distorted sub-bass smother your senses.The vocals are an absolute cacophony
of blackened rage in a full out fucking frenzy.Again countless multiple layers are
combined to form the track but this time they are all relentless in a kill first ask
questions never sort of way.This reeks of disgust and anger.Like being judged before
the throne of  the senseless God Azathoth the lord of madness at the center of chaos
itself.
III.) BROKEN CHAMPION:
So I am quickly learning that you can't really know what to expect from DREADLORDS.
Here we have deep sub-bass rythms and beyond distorted guitar drones.This gives the
glory days of Southern Lord records a run for their money as well as a lesson in density
and decay.Thick pulses of low-frequency rumbling in a broken death dirge.My only
complaint is I wish it was longer but for what it is it is done to perfection.
IV.) DARKFRIEND:
Again we begin with a rumbling drone..This time twice as deep and twice as dark.This
almost sounds like it could be the start of one of TREPENARINGSRITUALEN's more
death industrial oriented tracks.Vocals come in dripping wet chokes.This sounds absolutley
disgusting.Like if the Aliens from the movie of the same title were behind the mic in a broken
attempt at threatening us in our own tongue.Dim feedback through lightless murky swamps of
distortion.The vocals that appear the second time are much more straight forward and come in
quick stabs of Black Metal style cursing.Raspy and in no way friendly.The end just feels like you
are being warned to keep your distance if you value your life.And with that we leave to take
new oaths.
V.) NEW OATHS:
Distorted electronic drones in Power Electronic style filled with titanic gusts of black wind
obscured vocals.Whatever unholy thing DREADLORDS are pledging an oath too it is probably
best left unknown.Daemonic rites backed by ritual chamber noize.Crunching and overly distorted
but not harsh to an extreme.Again we have something different.This album feels like a book of short
horror stories each based around a different living nightmare.Each track another chapter to leave you
caving more.The audio equivalent of a thrilling page turner.Like H.P. Lovecraft as an audio-book but
with the stories told by the actual events rather than the author's narrative.
VI.) CHANNELING TRUE POWER:
Deep distorted synth rythms churning out along monolithic pulses and massive guitar distortion.
This sounds huge.A black mass of unholy power rising from the depths of godless pits.Blasts of
white hot noize like rushing fountains of steam shoot skyward and fall in a cascade of burning
death.A perfect mix of Black Noize and Power Electronics uniting two of the feirces and relentless
forms of music known to man into one solid entity Hell bent on killing us all.Obscured screams
of primordial chaos reign across the heavens as true power is harnessed and aimed in your direction.
The all out death campaign that makes up the last few minutes of the track is an almighty display
of sonic slaughter.Nice knowing you.
VII.) VOICE: (FEATURING T.O.M.B. AND UNGOLIANT ON VOCALS)
Cavernous black ambience/death industrial that would be right at home on almost any Malignant
Records release.Occult incantations are whispered through a throat of gravel as half muted bass
guitars drone on endlessly.Cryptic black rasps fade into a cataclysmic wave of harsh static and
cutting synth ambience.Hidden undertones found here are so haunting that they are almost
melodic.Very similar to bands like DEATHSTENCH and of course T.O.M.B. Low winds fill
the room with pestilence as mournful moans of suffering die out into the darkness.The very
end catches you off guard.A howling ambience rising and falling in a haze of distortion.Next
we are cast into the pits to meet yet another doom.
VIII.) PIT OF DOOM: (LIVE ON WLUW RADIO SHOW)
High frequency noize fuckery in a mocking endurance test.Distorted blackened vocals that
sound like they are coming out of a walkie talkie or some other small device ring out over
the open air.Frantic high end pulses for a brief second and it's all over...I'll be honest.This
is my least favorite track on the album so far but it does show yet another side of DREADLORDS
and what they can do.
IX.) DAY OF RETURN: (FEATURING BRANDON HILL OF "PLAGUES" ON DRUMS)
Guitars echo through the emptiness and are joined by huge sounding slow paced drums.
That doesn't last long as the axe's swing in full attack joined by ravaging blast beats with
a vendetta.A pure Black Metal assualt.Heavy on the lo-fi.This sounds like a live jam session
from the early days of Black Metal's second wave.Not quite as raw as ILDJARN or WOLD but
in the same vein.As cliche as it may sound...This does sound very grim and misanthropic.There
are not a lot of vocals present and when there are they are muffled and lost way in the distance.
The track sort of just abruptly stops...Again giving that 90's Black Metal feeling and plants us
face down in the ground to touch the earth.
X.) TOUCH THE EARTH: (FEATURING BRANDON HILL OF "PLAGUES" ON DRUMS)
Another all of Black Metal Attack but this time twice as raw and somehow even more
aggressive than the previous track.The drumming is top notch and there are more vocals
present this time in the form of agonizing moans and howls in a sort of D.S.B.M. style.
Also the whole track is layered with screeching minimal noize and weirdness.The transitions
here are great and the entire pace of the song keeps your attention and never leaves you bored
or drifting.If I ran a label and someone sent this as a demo tape I would release it in an instant.
It almost makes me wish the whole album was done in this style but if that was the case this
would not be as special as it is.Sort of sounds like BONE AWL playing early ASH BORER style
Black Metal.
XI.) DESTROY TIME ITSELF:
BOOM!!! Total ripping distortion in pure Harsh Noize Wall style.Destroy Time Itself is beyond
a fitting title as this kills.Relentless unchanging rythms of crunching harsh noize that's a little
more on the low end for a little over six minutes.Basically a nice little number for all you kids
obsessed with VOMIR, WILLOWBROOK, INFIRMARY, Etc.
XII.) DAUGHTER OF THE NIGHT: (FEATURING GREG MOORE ON GUITARS)
Brief scraping noize gives way to beautiful acoustic guitars over haunting ambience.A nice
surprise as well as a great closing track.Lo-fi distortion and intentionally sloppy melodies.
All this is murdered by heavily distorted guitars and pitch black rasps and shrieks.Pure Black
Metal worship minus the drums in a deconstructed work of black art.This is to Black Metal
what SUNNO))) is to Doom.Stripped bare of everything but the overall feeling and emotion.
A very interesting approach and one that works very well here.Beautiful semi-clean tones,
melodic bass lines and stirring synth strings bring it all to a sad grave.
NOT ONLY DIVERSE BUT EACH STYLE IS DONE VERY VERY WELL.
MUST HAVE FOR METAL AND NOIZE FANS ALIKE:
8/10
-ABATTOIR-

Saturday, February 1, 2014

AN INTERVIEW WITH FURY 161

 
FURY 161 IS A NEW PROJECT COMBINING ELEMENTS OF BLACK NOISE
AND DEATH INDUSTRIAL AS WELL AS PURE SONIC EXPERIMENTATION
TO FORM A NEW ENTITY IN THE UNDERGROUND.FURY 161 IS CORVUS
REX (BLACK CROW KING/PROJECT:VOID/NDE) AND XERXEES BANE
(PIGRAT).


CORVUS:
VOCALS
GUITARS
KEYS











                                             XERXEES:
                                             KEYS
                                             BEATS
                                             LOOPS
                                             SAMPLES
                                            

TRAUMATIC STATIC HAD THE HONOR OF INTERVIEWING
THESE BLACK HEARTED BEINGS VIA INTERNET.THEY HAD THE
FOLLOWING TO SAY:

TRAUMATIC STATIC:
First of all can you tell us what FURY 161 is all about?
How would you describe your music to those who have yet to
hear it and why should they take time to listen to your
project over countless others?


XERXEES BANE:
How to describe it.....
I'd say there are elements that are incorporated that may 
not necessarily be used in the way we do.Thats not to say
that I think we are solely using those elements, but I dont,
or havent heard any other artists doing it quite as we do.

CORVUS REX:
we like to mix things up, we approach it with the idea of warping sound.

XERXEES BANE:
Yes, a mutation process.

 CORVUS REX:
as you may have noticed on listening to the album there is a lot going on in it
we want to engage the listener and keep them as interested as possible.


TRAUMATIC STATIC:
So you guys have never met in person...Where are you both
from, How did you meet and what has it been like working
with each other from such a long distance?


XERXEES BANE:
I initially became aware of Project Void via a link that Corvus
posted on Theologian's wall. I checked out the link, liked what I heard
and established contact, we started communicating on a regular basis after
Corvus posted that he had joined NDE, who I liked.
Corvus asked me did I do any sounds of my own, which I did,
namely, Pigrat, I sent him a few bits n piecs and he saw potential in them.

CORVUS REX:
working together has been very easy,
we understand what the music needs and and what we need to bring to the table,
there is also no band leader as such it is 50 /50 on everything. We do have plans
to meet in person this year...as for where I am from, well lets just say I live
in Ireland but am not from there.

XERXEES BANE:
I live in South Wales, and to quote Big Black Kerosene -
never anything to do in this town.

TRAUMATIC STATIC:
What goes into the creative process for FURY 161?
And CORVUS, do you find it difficult to be involved
with so many projects at once? Or does the creative
energy know no bounds?


 CORVUS REX:
Okay, well we each are continuously making music for Fury,
we will then pass the track on to the other person and see if it is suitable,
the other person will then add their bits to it until we are both happy.
I also write lyrics the whole time and judge what is suitable for the lyrics.

XERXEES BANE:
I'm always writing new things,
some work and get used, some dont and they get saved -
to possibly be cannibalised into newer pieces.

CORVUS REX:
as for juggling bands, well that can be fun,
the trick is to keep everything seperate as much
as possible and not let it contaminate eachother too much.

TRAUMATIC STATIC:
What can you tell us about the upcoming debut album
"Armageddons Maw?" Were you both happy with the end
result?


CORVUS REX:
I am very pleased with it and the label has done a great job on the packaging,
it really looks good. A work to be proud of
we put our heart and souls into this and hopefully it is reflected in the body of work.

XERXEES BANE:
For me this is all new, this is the first album I've ever done,
or co - done, and to see things that I co-wrote being released is quite a good feeling
I also came up with the design for the artwork, whcih was slighty tweaked in places,
and again its really good to see something I created being put out there
I like the idea of keeping it "in house" so to speak, sorta having our own aesthetic
A bit like early Discharge releases, they have their own "style"

TRAUMATIC STATIC:
The lyrics on Armageddons Maw seem to touch on some
common themes with BLACK CROW KING.Was this intentional
or are these just issues you feel so passionate about
that it can't be helped?


CORVUS REX:
there are themes in the lyrics that run through Project: Void,
Black Crow King and Fury 161, I am very passionate about these
things hence the crossover but fury branches out onto other themes
not covered by the other bands. each has it's own lyrical identity
but as you say some things I just feel so passionately about that
they come up over and over again.

XERXEES BANE:
Yeah, was jst going to say that I think some subjects sadly persist,
and they need to be re-iterated, again to use Discharge as an example......
war persists, its only the dates that change.

TRAUMATIC STATIC:
Are they're plans for any live performances in the
future? Or will FURY 161 always remain a "Studio Project?"


CORVUS REX:
no it will remain a studio project as I cannot face a live audience.

XERXEES BANE:
also it terms of how we would do it live...that could proove problematic.

TRAUMATIC STATIC:
Do you see FURY 161 being around for a long time to come or was
this more of an experiement and something you will be moving on
from? If your sticking around what can we look forward to in
the future?


CORVUS REX:
well the plans are to continue, we are planning a split release
with Steel Hook Prosthesis later in the year and have started
work on the 2nd album.

XERXEES BANE:
I certainly see us as being around for the future,
and I think that both Corvus and I gel quite well,
so it seems a bit quixotic to fix that which isnt broken.

CORVUS REX:
Mr. Bane has started on artwork themes for the 2nd album as well
well we are broken but we do it well.

XERXEES BANE:
As for future bits, I've been incorporating wider use of sounds,
ie found sounds etc.

TRAUMATIC STATIC:
Do you find it difficult to combine so many influences
and different styles as one solid entity? Why did you choose
the combination of styles you choose and how do they enhance
or aid to your goals with FURY 161?


CORVUS REX:
From my part I don't find it difficult to combine everything,
I think it produces a more interesting final product
I am over simplifying a bit but it does seem relatively easy,
there are some times where there is just that one missing elusive
sound but you work until you find it.

XERXEES BANE:
I dont deliberately try to combine disparate influences,
more so that I'll come up with something, and an idea will just come into my head,
and it may either be of a similar sound t o accompany the original idea,
or it may be something that goes against, or contrasts against the original sound.

CORVUS REX:
contrasts are always good, it highlights the whole piece.

XERXEES BANE:
I can spend hours working on 1 song just to get it right,
and its not uncommon for me to spend in excess of 10 hours writing.

TRAUMATIC STATIC:
What are your views on the Death Industrial/Power Electronics/
and Noise "Scene" Where do you see it heading in the future and
what do you wish to contribute to the cause?


CORVUS REX:
I think it can be like all scenes in that it can stagnate,
there are bands that will just follow the pack and not carve out their own identity,
we are not interested in that, we want to experiment and help carry the scene forward,
inject a bit of something new into it.There are some great bands in the scene make no
mistake about that though.

XERXEES BANE:
Well, in some respects it reminds me of metal 
thats not to say its an offshoot or the like because it isnt,
however there are many styles that get put under the PE/Death Industrial realm,
ie to someone not into/aware of it, they may perceive no disernalbe difference
between artists, say Vomir/TRP/Theologian
To an outsider they may just perceive them as being the same,
whereas once your ear is trained to it, you can make out the differences....
same as when I used to listen to death metal/grindcore in the late 80's/ealr 90's
I could play someone Carcass/Terrorizer and Repulsion and they wouldnt be able to
tell the difference.

TRAUMATIC STATIC:
Endless thanks for your time and insight...Any parting words?


XERXEES BANE:
Hmmm, thank you for making us your 1st interview, and also for your support.

CORVUS REX:
thanks for doing this and for helping spread the word.


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