Saturday, July 5, 2014

REVIEW-THE VOMIT ARSONIST-WRETCH-CD

THE VOMIT ARSONIST-WRETCH-CD
CIPHER PRODUCTIONS/FORCE OF NATURE-SIC057/FON19
DEATH INDUSTRIAL/POWER ELECTRONICS/HARSH NOISE
COMES IN A SLIM CARDBOARD SLEEVE WITH INSERT.
THE VOMIT ARSONIST IS:
ANDREW GRANT



I.) THE WARM BODY COMPLEX:
Anybody who has followed our blog knows that THE VOMIT ARSONIST
is close to as good as it gets in the Power Electronics/Death Industrial Scene.
"Wretch" was released around 2007 and is considered the finest output from
TVA by some.We are certainly not dissapointed in any way by this beast of
an album.We start with a silent gathering of static rhythms and moaning 
ambience that slowly builds and gains momentum.Strange nocturnal tones
fill the air like the haunting hum of a distant highway in the dead of the night.
Ghostly wraiths dance among deep and churning bass work.A darkness like a bow
being slowly dragged across a cello prepares us for whats to come.Vocals barrage 
the listener and sound like they are running at you through a narrow hallway.Once
they arrive they slam you in the teeth like a head on collision.Sampled voices add
to the errie vibe and threatening atmosphere that Andrew Grant has conjured up
here.Grinding, digging noises crawl in the background like carrion searching for a
fresh corpse.Suddenly we are attacked with huge blasts of thick, deep and distorted
synths.Pure dread and coming bloodshed.If your into stuff like THEOLOGIAN, STEEL
HOOK PROSTHESES or NYODENE D then you need this record if you don't have it yet.
The scratching of vermin in a looped rhythm close the first chapter.This isn't gonna be a
walk in the park kids.

II.) UNTIL DEATH:
Deep and low.Synths in an endless yawn.This wraps itself around you like the darkest
shadows that consume your bedroom after lights out.There is a heavy atmosphere that
warns of something bad on the horizon.Soft and almost silent spoken words recite passages
not meant to be spoken during the light of day.Buzzing static and distant percussions.Chains
rattle and metallic objects screech like heavy iron gates being forced open after countless years
of silent rust.Metal pipes drag across concrete floors and the walls perspire with blood.It sounds
like your trapped in the dungeon of some sadistic bastard that has a lot of wicked things in store
for you."Until Death" sounds isolated and hopeless.Harsh vocals are screamed through heavy 
distortion and echo on as metallic rhythms and swinging chains fill the air with despair.There
best way to sum up the vibe of this track is with one word...Negativity.

III.) A MOMENT OF CLARITY:
Something stirs from deep underground.Sub-bass and scratching noises like nails 
on soil.Like someone has been burried alive.Dark and beautiful synth drones stretch
out as harsh static and high end chirps and feedback mimick the panic of whoever is
suffering in a state of premature burial.The volume increases with each passing moment.
Like the reality of the situation becoming more and more real and serious.The atmosphere
is thick, stale and suffocating as your oxygen supply is depleted more and more.Frenzied
screams are trapped beneath the surface and come in asphyxiated attempts to be heard.
You will die terrified and alone as a chorus of nails on chalkboards usher you into death.

IV.) TIME PASSING:
Giant rhythms like massive drums of oil being dragged around by some unseen beast.
Chilling ambience in an atmosphere as cold and empty as death.Synths pulse through
a fog of white noise and the breath of the night comes to still yours away.This is 100%
Death Industrial with an added bonus.What sounds like either reverb drenched guitar
leads or excellently crafted and constructed feedback can be heard playing a short and
somber song of woe.A few last measures of percussions and times up.

V.) THE LIGHT:
Surreal and calming synths play a comforting peice of pure tranquillity.Being that
this is THE VOMIT ARSONIST your not gonna get off that easy though.Crunching
static and deep bass movements accompany this.It's almost like two faces of a coin
being unleashed at once.Crashing percussions and hissing steam attempt to ruin your
little moment of rest but the light flowing synths seem to be competing for the spot-
light.Noise can be soothing and this is proof of just that.Gentle synths ascend towards
the heavens as rising noises try to grind them back down into the dust.This is probably
the most interesting track on the album because of the way the contrasting tones both
compliment and attack one another.Loud vocals filled with rage and aggression appear
in a sudden storm adding yet another face to this beast of multiple heads and forms.The
fact that I can't really think of anyone else to compare this to just goes to show how unique
and original this particular track is.We hear a return of the ascending tones as they rise with
the force of great eagles towards the sky and then fall back to earth in a fight of tangled claws 
and splattered blood.It never becomes clear who was victorious but it seems like a fight to the
death ending in a double fatality.

VI.) BEATING AND TWITCHING:
All the rage and brutallity that was held back on the previous track makes it's presence known
here.Roaring inferno's of static and scratching noise.Deep sub-bass movements that shake the
very bowels of the earth.A thick haze of pitch black synths and harsh vocals that sound beyond
pissed.Some truly sinister ambience can be heard.It sounds like a giant entity of unknown form
is breathing down your neck as it slowy awakens from a great slumber.The very breath of evil.
Noise like the scurrying of a thousand disease ridden rats can be heard coming from every direction
at once.They come as a cloud of disease and leave gnawing on your remains.Sharp feedback strikes
and stabs in quick slashes.This will fuck you up devour you and spit you out...Only to fuck your gnarled
body until your left beating and twitching.

VII.) POWER:
The closing track is a fucking monster.This is at least twice as leathel as the previous onslaught and
quite possibly the fiercest song TVA has done.Blasts of life threatening noise and harsh frequencies
on the high end.This shit ends with a bang...A big one! The vocals sound like commands of terrorists
as they force you to face the wall and get on your fucking knees...And your pretty much just left like
this for the duration of the track...Waiting in fear for that final bullet.Everything that goes into making
a good Harsh Noise track is present here.At times things quiet down for brief moments but only to be
thrown head first into even deadlier blasts of audio torment.Towards the end all dies down and this turns
into clawing rhythms like what was heard in the third track joined by the strange and haunting atmosphere
of track one.This ties everything together and keeps the overall "theme" of the record going as well as brings
it to a nice close that makes it feel like a part of a whole rather than a harsh track just for the fuck of it.One
of the strong points of this album is that it offers a variety of things to experience without straying to far from
what it is.

THIS ALBUM IS ESSENTIAL...WETHER YOUR INTO OLDSCHOOL DEATH INDUSTRIAL OR 
NEWSCHOOL VIOLENCE..."WRETCH" HAS SOMETHING TO OFFER YOU.THIS IS PROBABLY
THE HEAVIEST ALBUM THE VOMIT ARSONIST HAS PUT OUT SO FAR...AND BE SURE TO PICK
UP A COPY OF "THE FINAL PAGE" AN E.P. MEANT TO ACCOMPANY THIS ALBUM.YOU CAN GET
EM BOTH FROM ANNIHILVS OR THROUGH FORCE OF NATURE OR CIPHER PRODUCTIONS:

10/10
-ABATTOIR-

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