Sunday, March 1, 2015

REVIEW-THE BLACK SCORPIO UNDERGROUND/THE VOMIT ARSONIST-SPLIT-7 INCH

THE BLACK SCORPIO UNDERGROUND/THE VOMIT ARSONIST-SPLIT-7 INCH
HATE MAIL RECORDS/HM008
DEATH INDUSTRIAL/BLACK NOISE/POWER ELECTRONICS
COMES IN A FULLY ILLUSTRATED SLEEVE WITH DUST
JACKET. ON BLUE AND PURPLE MARBLE VINYL.



SIDE A.) THE BLACK SCORPIO UNDERGROUND:

I.) RAGE TRAITOR:

Side one starts us out with a small slab of audio terror via 
THE BLACK SCORPIO UNDERGROUND.Prolific lo-fi Blackened Electronics
to keep you up at night.THE BLACK SCORPIO underground sounds like
the thing you imagined was lurking underneath your bed as a child.
Uneasy atmospheres slide in from the shadows accompanied by the
sounds of something shifting in the distance.Sub-bass passages
roll in like brooding gusts of wind along with a fine mist of
static that sounds like the illusion of a faint locust's call.
The voices of daemonic beings can be heard grunting and bickering
in the distance like inhuman creatures fighting over the last few
remaining bits of meat on human bone.This sounds like a pestilence
blowing in on black winds.Hopeless ritual ambiance with disembodied
chants and dislocated strings played by an unseen gathering of spirits.
Sudden blasts of Harsh Noise and heavily distorted static come along
with pummeling drums and the sounds of a thousand suffering souls.To
sum it up...It sounds like five minutes spent in one of the further
rings of Hell.The track ends like this but with the addition of static
that comes like a lashing whip in skin stripping rhythms.Now we flip
the record and move on to "All is Lost."

SIDE B.) THE VOMIT ARSONIST:

II.) ALL IS LOST:

The B side offers up a cold and hopeless track by THE VOMIT ARSONIST
that brings us into the gloom with rumbling tones that case a shadow
like the fall of dusk along with distant mechanical whines and wirs.
Scraping noises come like someone sharpening long rusted and dull blades
against a grinding stone.Chains rattle and objects are fumbled with.Low
voices echo and whisper.The overall mood is dark and sinister.Rising layers
of dense static come with buzzsaw drones and then the vocals hit...Phasers
are applied to raspy and distorted screams giving them a harsh "wet" sound.
Like hate filled shouts from jowls dripping with saliva.Heavy doses of rage
painted across a canvas of near stillness and distant rustling.Although this
track is a different animal from THE BLACK SCORPIO UNDERGROUND track on the
B side, they both compliment each other.All winds down into resonating wails
of far away feedback and a few last bouts of rabid aggression until the track
eventually ends with more sounds of random objects and what appears to be a
pick slid across the thick strings of a guitar.

LIKE TWO SIDES OF THE SAME BLOODSTAINED COIN.TWO BANDS.TWO TRACKS.
TWO FACES OF DEATH.

7/10
-ABATTOIR-

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