Saturday, July 5, 2014

REVIEW-PROJECT: VOID-ENSLAVEMENT AND DEATH-CD

PROJECT: VOID-ENSLAVEMENT AND DEATH-CD
L.WHITE RECORDS-LW/078
POWER ELECTRONICS/DEATH INDUSTRIAL/BLACK NOISE
COMES IN A SLIM DVD STYLE CASE WITH ARTWORK.
LIMITED TO 200 COPIES.
PROJECT: VOID IS:
CORVUS REX (BLACK CROW KING/NDE/FURY 161)



I.) BELIEF I:
Church bells ring through static skies as a deep and distorted
dark ambient atmosphere slowly begins to engulf everything
around you.Like the darkness attempting to swallow a candles
light.Heavy electronics form drones as black as the night as odd
noises swirl in every direction like infected winds.Melodies are
obscured by cutting distortion thats as sharp as gleaming knives
ready for ritual.This is similar to some work by THEOLOGIAN in
many ways and is a slight departure from the previous styles heard
on the last PROJECT: VOID release.Electrical currents course like
blood through veins to carry the virus of this audio plague straight
to the heart.Everything becomes a Harsh Noise free for all as many
tones and textures gather in layers of fury.A violent symphony that
puts the Power into Power Electronics.

II.) EGOMANIA:
Strange electronics like what you would expect to hear in a Sci-Fi
thriller expand out over ultra deep and dense drones.Sort of along
the lines of some DISSECTING TABLE.High end pulses and shrill
feedback join the onslaught as blackened and distorted vocals in
a bitter and raspy tone spew fourth like projectile vomit.This is a
bad trip to Hell and back again.It feels like every sound, tone and
synth voice used is determined to rip you to peices and reduce you
to a state of pure terror.At times there are short pauses which only
make the following blasts seem even more dreadful.PROJECT: VOID
has manifested as absolute chaos with "Egomania." 

III.) OPEN (SEE ME):
Sub-bass assaults and pounding bass drums.A mutated hybrid of
Death Industrial and the darkest Funeral Doom you can imagine
led by a vocalist that sounds like DARKTHRONE preaching to a 
congregation of fallen angels.Grinding electronics fade into sudden
snare drums followed by slow drum beats and hissing cymbals.We
are then cast head first into utter darkness with a neat little transition
that brings to mind GNAW THEIR TONGUES during their darkest moments.
The following screams are drenched in dread and poison.Very little vocal effects
are used so the hate here is all natural.Epic symphonies accompany this slow
decent into the further reaches of death and decay.Like a rotting grave opened
wide to reveal the process of decomposition it holds.

IV.) PLAGUE:
If you were wondering what caused the previous rot and decay then
here is your answer.Screeching high end noise and feedback along
with synths laced in effects and distortion that strips them bare and
reduces them to skeletons.Vocals go from spoken to wretched screams
in a matter of seconds.This has a similar feeling to bands like DEMONOLOGISTS
or T.O.M.B. while sounding nothing like them at the same time.There is a stunning
display of orchestration on this album but it remains caked under years of dirt and
burried by time and dust.Like ghosts of epic themes from ages past.A reflection or
a glimpse into the times when plagues claimed countless lives and all was suffering
and death.The hidden beauty of this record is overwhelming at times when it chooses
to shine through the muck and violence.

V.) BELIEF II:
A continuation of track one that starts out in much the same way as part
one.This flawlessly carries the themes set up in part one throughout the
album.This is pretty much like an alternate version of the track featured
previously only here it contains vocals that spill out like venomous gasps
of toxic air.Layered vocal attacks echo in the air like specters of previous
possessions.There is nothing here that sounds "safe" or "inviting".This is
pretty much pure horror and bloodshed.Distant drums come and go sounding
like battlefield explosions as bubbling and frothing electronics drip in rabid
bloodlust.Moaning wraiths consisting of noise and wind are heard screaming
in agony.Disembodied and horrid.There is something very haunting about this
track as well as much of the others here.A disturbing feeling of discomfort that
creeps in and settles in for a long period.Uninvited and malignant.

VI.) BIRTH:
Soft but eerie whispers stretch out over a dense void of dark ambient movement.
All at once you are startled by pulsating electronics followed by ultra raw screams
and Harsh Noise.The bass and mids seem to be cut out here and it is an all out attack
against your endurance and sanity.Feedback and warped electronics add nothing but
further discomfort and pain.This one will leave your ears ringing for days to come.The
vocals are absolutely putrid.Whatever unholy entity created this track hates you in every
way shape and form and does not hold back at all in showing it.If these were the emotions
and feelings of birth then I am really fucking glad I don't remember of it.This isn't Harsh
noise...This is severe trauma.

VII.) GLORY:
Spoken samples concerning the art of war and inflicting pain on the enemy open the
track.These are repeated through various effects and filters as a slow death march begins.
Dense distorted rhythms and ultra thick and heavy synths flood the battlefield as the vocals
begin to rally the troops with promises of honor and glory.The vocals are deeper here and have
a Death Doom feeling to them like early PARADISE LOST or DISEMBOWELMENT.This particular
track sounds huge and has an epic feeling to it.Machine gun fire,Bursting bombs,Rocket attacks,The
sounds of emergency alarms and helicopter flight overhead takes the place of what was before and
leads us into a section of glitched out drum beats and blasts along with both deep and harsh electronics.
Blackened vocals narrate the horrors of war with lines like "Limbs hanging like decorations."This track is
soaked with blood, ash, debris and death and ends with a BANG!

VIII.) BONESAW:
This begins with some of the loudest and heaviest bass drums I have ever heard and quickly
takes a turn for the worst.I think this may be the harshest track on the album.It literally sounds
like bonesaws were ran through distortion and put to work on living subjects.The drums return
with vocals laced in feedback, distortion and blackened violence.Distant synths add surreal and
beautiful tones that create a massive mindfuck for the listener.It sounds like gentle ambient neath
a Harsh Noise track with 90's Black Metal vocals.Sound interesting? I'd hope so cause it is.A true
cacophony of the sounds of the underground blended together flawlessly and delivered in perfect
execution.Rumbling noise like a steam powered construction vehicle falling off a cliff can be heard
in all of it's clanging and banging glory.Again brief pauses are present to offer a small window to catch
your breath before the next drop on this roller coaster ride of pain.Buckle in kids...The end is near.

IX.) BELIEF III:
The final chapter in this black book.Part III is like a combination of the
first two chapters ran through a shredder and cast into a blazing inferno.
All the previous themes are present but this time they are all skinned alive
and subjected to the torture rack.Huge synths and loud feedback along with
charred distortion and screams as black as ash.Towards the end the church
bells return and ring in woe as volcanic screams erupt along side them.For
those of you new to this band..."Enslavement and Death" is the second 
PROJECT: VOID release.Everything that made the first album great is present
on this one but here we are treated to twice as much scorn and fire.It is almost
like the first record was a build up to the explosion of violece that was unleashed
here.If you already know PROJECT: VOID then you will not be dissapointed.If you
have yet to check it out then this is a great place to start.

THE SOPHMORE RELEASE BY PROJECT: VOID PROOVES THAT THIS IS A BAND
WITH MORE THAN ONE TRICK UP IT'S SLEEVE.A BLISTERING AND VIOLENT
MIX OF POWERFUL ELECTRONICS AND BRUTAL DEATH INDUSTRIAL WITH
A BLACK METAL ATTITUDE:

8/10
-ABATTOIR-

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