Sunday, April 20, 2014

REVIEW-STEEL HOOK PROSTHESES-RODENT ULCER-E.P.-CDR

STEEL HOOK PROSTHESES-RODENT ULCER-E.P.-CDR
412RECORDINGS/412RO51
POWER ELECTRONICS/DEATH INDUSTRIAL
COMES IN A JEWEL CASE WITH INSERT.
LIMITED TO 100 COPIES.
COVER DRAWINGS BY:
CODY DRASSER OF CAULBEARER
STEEL HOOK PROSTHESES IS:
J. STILLINGS
L.KERR



I.) RODENT ULCER:
First of all...Look up rodent ulcer's on that machine of yours.
Pretty damn disgusting shit...But this is no surprise as SHP tend
to write about disease, death and crude medical procedures in
all their gorey details.Their ability to transfer such horrors into
an audio experience is unmatched and this is very much the case
here as well.Coroded metals scrape across each other as turbines
force disease filled winds into the atmosphere.Dense electronics
begin...It even sounds like the equipment they use is sick and dying.
Distorted down tuned spoken vocals and rising feedback.Layers of
decay and textures of despair backed by resonating and haunting
synths.The vocals of J.Stillings seem to be more deranged with each
release and here he delivers them upon a throne of plague and wearing
a crown of dead vermin.They come as low screams and moans filtered
through effects til they appear to be utterly inhuman.His throat is full
of freshly devoured carrion and his words are writhing maggots...So enjoy
that.Also it seems with each release he sounds twice as pissed and disgusted.
The vocals are loud and can not be ignored...Almost overpowering the low
ambience that they dwell upon.Musically this is very dark and drenched in
despair.Minimal percussions are used here in there...More for atmosphere 
and effect than any kind of rythm or beat.Electric currents flow and weave
through your speakers along with fragile chimes stretched to infinity and
dense gusts of wind.Things die down about midway as the plagues set in
and steal the last remaining breaths of the world.Warped vocals that sound
like malevolent alien voices are heard.Humanity has been used as an experiment
and a means of entertainment.If any of you have watched the movie "The Forth
Kind" the speech of the aliens in that one will give you an idea of how the vocals
sound here...For those of you who have not...This does not sound "friendly" in any
way, shape or form.The noise and ambience at this point is a slow twisting vortex
set through phasers and chorus effects cranked to ten.Strands of bass filled ambience
stretch out like yawning mouths as other synths sharp and cutting synths remove flesh
from bone...Humans for harvest...Low electronic drones and whipping winds rush to the
end in a race to extinction...Population: Zero.

II.) LICE:
This one is much shorter than track one but just as threatening.
And if you have yet to see the video for this track look it up...
Pretty creepy...Ok so we start with sharp synths in mild distortion
and a backdrop of machines awakening from a very long slumber.
The machines begin to breath and come back to life but find that
movement is more diffcult than they remember as their insides have
long ago given to rust and corrosion.Still they struggle...Oil bubbles
as it heats up and crude gears turn and chip away.The screeching sound
of rusted gates swinging open as a mechanical graveyard comes back to
life and we are cut off by silence.First time a song has ever startled me 
by ending...The silence catches you offguard...Thanks Fuckers.

IF YOUR A FAN OF STEEL HOOK PROSTHESES THEN THIS WILL 
NOT LET YOU DOWN.A LITTLE SHORT BUT WORTH GETTING.
IF YOU ARE NEW TO THIS PROJECT THEN MAYBE THIS IS A GOOD 
PLACE TO START BEFORE OVERDOSING ON SHP:

7/10

-ABATTOIR-

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