Tuesday, March 18, 2014

REVIEW-MURDEROUS VISION-BLACK HELLBORE-A QUIVER OF ARROWS-CD:

MURDEROUS VISION-BLACK HELLBORE-A QUIVER OF ARROWS-CD:
PHAGE TAPES-PT202
DEATH INDUSTRIAL/DARK AMBIENT/POWER ELECTRONICS
COMES IN A JEWEL CASE WITH INSERT BOOKLET.
MURDEROUS VISION IS:
STEPHEN PETRUS



I.) BANISHMENT INVOKATION:
(VOCALS BY: AMANDA ROSEANNE HOWLAND)
This transports you to a hidden place off in the distance..A place where 
one is not to know of secret and occult things...Like being a secret observer
to a personal ritual only meant for a select few...It feels like you are violating
something sacred just by listening..Like reading a personal letter or a diary of 
ones deep thoughts...Or perhaps it would be more accurate to say a tome of 
arcane knowledge...Regarldess, here we stand as the words of a priestess travel 
across the winds in an unknown language.Spoken with power and piercing our 
minds as each strange syllable rolls off her tongue in chants and commands that
arrive as light whispers in the purified air of ritual.You can feel the energy rise 
as she speaks with a focused voice and her mind set as she envisions the entity
she invokes.The dark eerie ambience that accompanies her acting as a conduit
and a manifestation of what will surely arise.

II.) ECHOES OF HOLLOW AGONY:
(ACOUSTIC TEXTURES BY: CUNTING DAUGHTERS)
(ADDITIONAL SYNTHS BY: RICHARD PTLUEGER)
Hissing winds travel heavy across a barren land.The air is filled with echoes 
that still hold fast to memoirs of long days past.But the days of old always 
have their stories to tell..Their narrative comes as wind chimes made of wood 
and bone..It seems like all has stopped and you find yourself in the center of the 
universe..Many things unseen now become seen.Thick synths fill the air like the 
echoes of hawks and falcons..Coming as long screeches in upper atmosphere..Their
calls like keys that open the gates allowing a deep flood of hollowed agony.Everything
feels dangerous causing you to feel like a scared child, afraid to move forward or back 
from whence you came..This is the sound of being scared and alone in torment..Nowhere 
to go and nowhere to run.The soundtrack to hanging in the balance in the center of your
own mind as your darkest fears are confirmed.

III.) FINDING DEATH AT THE CROSSROADS OF LIFE:
We all seem to think of death at one point in life...But are you one to turn away from the 
very thought of dying? Or do you entertain it in wonder? Stephen Petrus AKA MURDEROUS
VISION seems to me to be of the ladder..Not that this is anything new to Death Industrial, But
the man has his own way of expressing it which is what makes this as well as his previous albums
so special.I get lost in the thought at times..I often wonder if I will someday be lost in the balance 
of life and death..Luckily we have tracks like this and artists like MURDEROUS VISION who can
express such things in music...And to great effect...This allows us all to dwell in the realms of 
meditation on death and dying while still having one foot in the world of the living.I imagine 
when death does come and our fate is decided that in those moments it will sound and feel alot 
like this.It is rare that an artsist can turn a dream or an experiance into sound that captures it so
vividly and for a time makes it absolutely real.It is very easy to feel an emotion or even wonder
how something you have yet to experience will feel.But to flawlessly turn it into raw energy that
brings even death to life is a task that very few could ever master.Stephen Petrus is a master.

IV.) A WHISPER BECOMES A SHIVER:
Stactic blooms in the air and amplifies the atmosphere with intense energy.
The tempo rises and chills run through your bones to your fingertips.These are
the sounds of surreal moments of severe anxiety and shitzophrenia.Again it is
not often that a mere ambient track can strike to your very core like this.Here
MURDEROUS VISION channels utter pain..The sharp sneaking kind that appears
al at once as a rush of pure suffering.Pain that makes you swiftly reach to your skull,
digging fingernails into the scalp as your body rocks back and forth in paranoia and 
agony.This is slow and calculated audio madness.A peice of audio exploration into
the frantic fear of knowing that something is very wrong but with no explanation.
The only answer is...This is Death Industrial...Enjoy...

V.) THE SOUL CONFINED:
(SYNTH/MANIPULATIONS BY: MICHAEL JAMES)
(ADDITIONAL PERCUSSION BY: TYM FLEMMING)
If the soul is confined then it is filled with rage because of this and fighting
to get out with all of it's might.Whirlwinds of a lifeforce held captive slam
the walls forming a rythm.With the previous attempts at escape not being
very succesful the entity decides to become vocal about it.Distorted screams
contend with the haunting hum of dark ambience that has arrived to further
blacken the horrizon.Making everything hopeless and destroying any silver
linings that may have been.Similar to NAVICON TORTURE TECHNOLOGIES
and STEEL HOOK PROSTHESES.Pure electronic rage in a slow attack on the
senses.Various rythms form in the stark blackness pushing things along until
we turn our focus to you.

VI.) YOU:
(VOCALS BY: N.BREWER)
(MOOG BY: AARON VILK)
(REVERB TANK BY: WYATT HOWLAND)
A man's voice opens this number like a preacher forcefully throwing 
accusations at his numb and narrow minded conregation.Welcome to
the first church of Petrus mother fuckers..The cold and piercing guilt
and blame thrown in your face almost makes me uncomfortable at
times...But why should it not?...True art is often disturbing and the
fact that the song can awaken such emotions is proof that it was done
right.This reminds you that it is YOU that is your own worst enemy.
And facing ourselves and seeing what we don't want to accept or admit
in the mirror is always something that hurts the most.This one (as well
as the previous track) are a little heavier than the others so far.This particular 
one dwelling more in the realm of "Misanthropic Power Electronics."
Self hatred has never sounded so good...

VII.) THE HORNED BEAST OF GOLGOTHA:
(ORIGINALLY RELEASED ON A SPLIT CASSETTE
WITH NYODENE D - TITLED - KIRKEBRENNAN)
A trial begins as the accused stands before their accusers..Guilty of
blasphemy even in the moments of death..He gathers his strength 
and with spite and loathing curses them all and their descendants
for generations to come.With chilling but certain words he boldly 
quotes "I will be back" The tempo picks up and the overall rythm
for some reason sounds a lot like the song "Radar Love" to my ears.
We are now joined by one more who is being accused and judged. 
This time a women speaks with firey words and as the lightning cracks
so does her tongue straight into the hearts of her jury.Thunder rolls in as 
she screams her last breath..Other worldly vocals flood this unholy day.
Their vengance takes it's form and swallows the air leaving it heavy and 
suffocating.Sounds of nameless monstrocities entice and invoke fear of 
their swiftly approaching wrath.The damned and cursed are left to suffer 
with nowhere to hide or escape.A voice of promise speaks and tells that
they will surely die in agony.The closing track is a vengeful one indeed.
The distorted gurgling vocals towards the end are most excellent and 
leave me in awe.I wish it never to stop as the evil voices speak their 
blasphemy...The minions of the horned beast drag the poor souls that 
have been sentenced to Hell.Their day of reckoning has commenced.

I HAVE NEVER BEEN LET DOWN BY A MURDEROUS VISION RELEASE...
AND THIS ONE CONTINUES THAT TRADITION:

8/10
-NECRODOLL-

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