Saturday, May 9, 2015

REVIEW-SEWER GODDESS-PAINLUST E.P.-CD

SEWER GODDESS-PAINLUST E.P.-CD
BLACK PLAGVE PRODUCTIONS-INFECT14
BLACK INDUSTRIAL/DEATH INDUSTRIAL/INDUSTRIAL DOOM
COMES IN A JEWEL CASE WITH BOOKLET FEATURING
EIGHT PAGES OF ARTWORK.
SEWER GODDESS IS:
KRISTEN ROSE - VOCALS/MACHINES
JASON BECKWITH - GUITARS
MIKE BECKWITH - DRUMS
CARL HAAS - BASS



I.) PLAGUE AXIS:
Painlust drags us into the darkened depths with an intro type piece that
approaches as a dreary dirge played on gloomy synths.Somber but with an
uneasy vibe.Heavy industrial beats pound in the distance as Kristen Rose's
fierce screams flow through a haze of static and force their way to into 
your attention.The track ends with looped samples filtered through robotic
effects and dark ambience.Next stop...The grave.

II.) MY GRAVE:
Kristen Rose's clean and doomy vocals greet us as mid-tempo drums and churning
riffs are played over currents of static and electricity.Her vocals are like a
more emotionless, female version of mid to late era CHRISTIAN DEATH (The Rozz
Williams version) Moody and with no trace of a silver lining. Comparrisons can
be drawn to Greed/Money era SWANS as well as early MY DYING BRIDE but with a
more mechanical and Industrial vibe.Cold and inhuman.Droning riffs are all that
remain towards the end of the track and come like black strands of death reaching
over the sky.There are not really any bands that sound quite like Sewer Goddess so
if you are new to these guys you'll have to check em out for yourself.

III.) FLOG:
Guitar feedback and loud mid-paced drums with metallic cymbals that sound like they
are made out of leftover factory scraps bring us into heavy slow riffing.Down-tuned
vocals offer a grim, blackened narrative as the band plays like programmed drones.
There are traces of Sludge, Doom, Industrial Metal, Black Metal, Death Industrial
and more.SEWER GODDESS somehow blend various styles to perfection kind of like how
GNAW THEIR TONGUES does but with a totally different sound.So far these are total
downer jams...The type of shit you'd listen to during a lonely night of heavy drinking
and wrist slashing.Halfway through all becomes an empty plane of moaning, hissing and
daemonic bellows over harsh winds until the drums slowly work their way back into the
picture and bring us back to another sonic boom of chronic doom til the end.

IV.) BLACK MEAT AND BONES:
Horror ambient and intro samples pave the way for some faster paced drums that pound
like hammers to nails.The guitars wail and scream over powerful riffs and rhythmic
noise and the vocals come like bouts of sickness crawling out of Kristen Rose's plague
ridden throat.Like a darker and more demented PHARMAKON with an attitude like DEATHSTENCH
if they were playing in the style of GODFLESH.The tracks are all fairly repetitive but 
not in a bad way.They build upon a well thought and composed direction and see it through
in an earth scorching manner that will leave you nothing but a charred pile of bones.

V.) GET THE ROPE:
Not to be confused with the FIRE IN THE HEAD track of the same title...This is an original 
piece.Synth drones and slow, booming drums with the perfect amounts of delay and reverb are
heard over either soaring guitars or synths...Hard to tell but the notes reach straight for
the sun and replace it with their own magnificence.Spoken vocals come through radio wave
distortion and phasers like commands on a loudspeaker in a cold, frozen bunker.A militant
anthem of declaration played as a destructive death march.The feeling throughout this record
is like one that something seriously terrible is about to happen and nothing can change it.
The track ends with distorted blasts like bombs exploding on a field of blood and carnage.
Strap on your helmets.The are falling down.

VI.) HELENA'S MASK:
Harsh noise rattles the senses until it's replaced by programmed drums as well as actual
drumming.Evil riffs and screeching leads with a 90's UK Death Doom quality to them play 
on as vocals come in scornful spoken phrases, high pitched shrieks and dismal moans.This
track is a little faster than most of the others and is the perfect one to seal the tomb.
Percussion's like angry thunder come in segments of double penetration and pestilence.
The vocals towards the end are utterly wretched and sort of remind me of MONARCH.Filled
with agony and blistering at the same time.Like the others, this one builds to it's own
demise and leaves you lusting for more aural punishment.

SEWER GODDESS PROVIDE A PUNISHING LESSON IN CROSS GENRE MUTATION.
A SHORT BUT EXTREMELY SATISFYING RELEASE.YOU CAN GET THIS ONE AS
WELL AS A TON OF OTHER GREAT RELEASES OVER AT MALIGNANT RECORDS:

8.5/10
-ABATTOIR-

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