Sunday, June 15, 2014

REVIEW-ATARAXY/DEATH FREES EVERY SOUL-SODOM & GOMORRAH-SPLIT/COLLAB-PRO CDR

ATARAXY/DEATH FREES EVERY SOUL-SODOM & GOMORRAH-SPLIT/COLLAB-PRO CDR
ALTAR OF WASTE-AOW124
HARSH NOISE WALL/EXPERIMENTAL NOISE/HARSH AMBIENT
COMES IN A TRANSPARENT DVD STYLE CASE WITH INSERT.
ARTWORK ON THE FRONT, BACK AND INSIDE.
LIMITED TO 30 HAND NUMBERED COPIES.



I.) DEATH FREES EVERY SOUL-SODOM:

With "Sodom and Gomorrah" ATARAXY and DEATH FREES EVERY SOUL
take the these timeless stories of God's almighty wrath and judgement and
use them as a theme for one nasty ride through Hell and back.Each artist
takes the story of one of these cities of lust,sadism,depravity,perversion,
etc and uses it as inspiration for an HNW track.With DEATH FREES EVERY
SOUL we have Sodom.A fifteen minute stay in the place where the act of
sodomizing got it's name.So bend over and just fucking take it.Dense crackling
distortion like the flames of Hell inching closer and closer to these Godless 
sinners as they pass their time literally fucking anything that moves.This is
deep and ominous stuff.A cloud of doom and despair coming closer with each
passing second as the residents of the city are lost in ecstasy and orgasm.This
track could easily represent a few different things concerning the city of Sodom
and pull any of them off just as well.We could be hearing the burning lust and
passion that fills the heart of the city...The black fires of temptation and Satan
himself that burn within the lost souls of it's people...Or this could have been
meant to represent the relentless destruction when God almighty decided that
he'd had enough and would put an end to the numberless blasphemies that took
place here daily.This could very well be the roaring sound of God's all consuming
wrath as it nears completion.The sound of embers licking the charred skeleton of
the city much like the tongues of it's former residents upon the flesh of one another.
However you wanna take this...Be sure to do it with the volume cranked up past ten.
Desolate winds rush through the damnation and fill the track with an empty despair.
HNW typically tends to be described as heavy and punishing and this is true here but
with DEATH FREES EVERY SOUL we need to throw some other terms in there as well.
Not only is this heavy and punishing stuff...But it also sounds really fucking dark.Like
the ashen sky that hangs above the mass death below.I have never heard of anyone calling
their stuff blackened noise wall but that would certainly be fitting here.Long story short...
Fifteen minutes of distorted death and destruction for your personal pleasure.Enjoy.

II.) ATARAXY-GOMORRAH:

The ATARAXY track here is much louder than the previous one...And though
some might say this throws the album off or disturbs the balance of the release
as a whole...I don't see it as a bad thing in this case...You gotta realize...Sodom
was just destroyed in a swift act of holy judgement and now we have this steaming
pile of sin to deal with...Busy day for the maker...When I say this is harsh I mean that
this is fucking HARSH! It sounds like the walls of the city breaking and it's inhabitants
being torn to fucking shreds as everything they once knew,loved and fucked is totally
annihilated.Gomorrah clocks in at just two seconds longer than track one and I have
enjoyed every second of it.This is the sound that most HNW artists strive for.Ripping,
tearing,bone breaking,limb rending,flesh shredding harsh noise.ATARAXY comes in a
glorious mass of pure fury...Crushing everything in sight like a world ending plague...
Destroying entire cities in a mere fifteen minutes.HNW purists and enthusiasts should
have no complaints with this one and if they do then they are probably the type who
spend their time critisizing others on message boards while adding nothing of any worth
to the noise scene.Personally I think this fucking kicks some ass.While the DEATH FREES
EVERY SOUL side spent it's time in darkness, the ATARAXY contribution dwells in the
glowing flames of Hell.This rages like countless arsons feeding on forests with no end in
sight.I wouldn't recommend this for anyone who is a casual listener of noise music of any
sort.ATARAXY caters to the die hard noise freaks who are always looking for something
more challenging,Well look no further kiddos...This is some of that brutal,relentless,punishing,
(insert word that gets you excited here) type of stuff that you hunger for.You might want to
eat it up while you can though because like most Altar Of Waste releases this is super limited.
Only thirty copies of this one so get on it before they're gone.If you are into artists like NAR/
EPISIOTOMIST/INFIRMARY/WILLOWBROOK/VOMIR/SWALLOWING BILE/EARTHENWOMB
or any of that stuff then this is right up your alley.

III.) ATARAXY+DEATH FREES EVERY SOUL-JUDGEMENT:

Not only is this a split but the last track is a fucking collaboration! Judgement
has fucking come all ye mother fuckers! This one here is quieter than Gomorrah.
Much closer to the Sodom track in terms of volume...But it is still heavy as all fuck.
The deep low end distortion of DEATH FREES EVER SOUL mixed with high end noise
manipulation and the crunching, all consuming destruction of ATARAXY.Judgement is
also the longest track on the album and though I'd still consider this an HNW track, there
are some things worth noting.The textures and layers here don't just drone on endlessly...
Many of them move and shift between varying frequencies.So some of you may not think
it's 100% HNW but I don't recall there being a rulebook on how to make noise or do it well.
Luckily these guys don't need a fucking book cause not only do they excell at their chosen
styles but they themselves have created or at least re-worked a pretty damn good story here.
Harsh Noise as an audio companion peice to the trumpets of the rapture.Apocalyptic rage on
a biblical scale.ATARAXY and DEATH FREES EVERY SOUL have confirmed that the world does
not end with a whisper but with an all out onslaught of every thing in existence.The Lord did say
that he came not to bring peace, but a sword...It seems like these guys took that idea and ran with
it...All the way into armageddons maw.

OBLITERATING HNW FOR THOSE BRAVE ENOUGH TO STEP INTO AN ALL 
OUT HOLOCAUST OF BRUTALLITY:

7.5/10
-ABATTOIR-

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