Tuesday, June 30, 2015

REVIEW-ABJECTION RITUAL-SELF TITLED-CDR

ABJECTION RITUAL-SELF TITLED-CDR
SELF RELEASED
POWER ELECTRONICS/DEATH INDUSTRIAL/HARSH NOISE
COMES IN A THIN TRANSPARENT ENVELOPE WITH
TWO INSERTS.LIMITED TO 50 HAND-NUMBERED COPIES.



I.) THOUGHT HOSTAGE:
This is the debut release from ABJECTION RITUAL and a great
start to a fairly new project.The first of two releases so
far.Our introduction to the psychological terror of ABJECTION
RITUAL's music comes in the form of this thirty minute e.p. that
opens with "Thought Hostage" where we experience shifting dense
currents and distorted, corrosive bursts of deep static.Rhythms
are formed in a pattern like heavy breathing which leads us into
ultra thick and heavy synth drones wrapped in powerful distortion
with a strange melodic quality.Bells ring as if to say dinner is
served at the banquet table of the lowest ring of Hell and vicious
vocals come in distorted yet intelligible phrases.Processed and
harsh, yet still the lyrics are clearly decipherable.The overall
tone to the vocals is similar to a "Power Violence" style.Agressive
and in your face.Blasts of steaming static spray out in the background
as metallic percussive layers and craftfully manipulated feedback add
additional textures and ambiance.The sound is totally hostile and very
uncomfortable.It sounds like ABJECTION RITUAL has come to kick your ass.
And that is exactly what he does on much of this album.

II.) WASTREL:
Track two opens with harsh industrial percussions in a slow destructive
stomp followed by hazy drones and disorienting layers of feedback and
horror ambiance.The vocals are deep grunts ran through reverb and delay.
A little "cleaner" this time, but still with an overall Power Violence
feel to them.The lyrics paint a picture of grim reality.Everything that
can go wrong in one's life is mentioned as we are reminded of just how
bad it can be.Metallic grinding, scraping and screeching fills this piece
and once again gives it a "Horror score" sort of vibe.Towards the end the
vocals come in heavily processed screams that echo in rapid fire assaults.
Feedback squeals but never becomes too shrill to the point it's annoying.
Additional high end frequencies are also present which gives the track
movement and growth.So far this release is interesting to say the least.

III.) PAINTED WOMB:
low pulsing drones under high end feedback.Disturbing samples and anxiety 
inducing noises in timed intervals.The feedback is a constant here and gives 
this a 90's Power Electronics vibe.Distant Death Industrial percussive elements 
create a sinister atmosphere to keep things grim and despondent.The vocals are 
highly treated rasps burried beneath spinning bursts and wet phaser effects.
Cascading rivers of static and high frequency electronic signals come through 
filters similar to those used on the vocals.So far this is probably the most 
punishing track but also the slowest and eeriest work on the album.

IV.) HAUNTED TO DISTRACTION:
I may have spoke too soon.This may be the most eerie and creepy song so far.
Sub-bass drones hum and pur like a diesel engine as computerized industrial
voices recite obscurred passages.Squeaking metallic sounds pierce the air as
deep, down-tuned voices mumble and mutter in the background.There is a lot
of vocal experimentation here which truly does give the track a "Haunted"
quality.Similarities can be drawn to acts like STEEL HOOK PROSTHESIS or 
maybe even ADERLATING at times.Creaking object abuse and additional sounds
in this manner give this a "Hospital" or "Asylum" type of atmosphere.Either
way it sounds like you just spent around six minutes in a private haunted
Hell.A place filled to the rafters with tormented and anguished souls that
all have a story to tell and all want to be heard at once.

V.) A BODY AGAINST ITSELF:
The last one builds on dense dark ambiance and strange grinding tones that
sound like manipulated recordings of hallow metal pipes as they lightly thump
upon a cold hard surface.Whispered vocals echo as dreary waves of feedback and
other horror-esque sounds fill the piece.Loud bass kicks and wretched, distorted
rasps add even more variation to the vocal approaches on this release.This time
they have an almost Black Metal style feeling to them, So this is something like 
"Blackened Death Industrial" on this one.Hissing whispers and surreal layers of
dreamy or rather nightmarish ambiance fill the spaces between the pummeling and
pounding of the mighty bass drums until all slowly fades into silence.

DEFINATELY NOT A BAD START FOR THE PROJECT.RECOMMENDED FOR FANS OF: 
ADERLATING/DEATHSTENCH/GNAWED/ODOUR SONOUR/STEEL HOOK PROSTHESIS/
TEN THOUSAND MILES OF ARTERIES/TREPANERINGSRITUALEN/THE VOMIT ARSONIST/
WET NURSE/ETC ETC:

7/10
-ABATTOIR-

ESPOSITO5@VERIZON.NET

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