MURDEROUS VISION-TO KNOW HOW IT WILL END-CASSETTE
DANVERS STATE RECORDS/DSR61
POWER ELECTRONICS/DEATH INDUSTRIAL/HARSH NOISE
COMES IN A PLASTIC CASE WITH INSERT AND LYRIC
ON PURE BLACK CASSETTE
MURDEROUS VISION IS:
VOCAL/LYRICS ON "TURPENTINE BLOOD"
BY: AMANDA HOWLAND
I.) RESENTMENT HAS WON / II.) TIDES:
This has got to be the most brutally violent MURDEROUS VISION release since
"Salvation On Sand Mountain." Stephen Petrus has once again made a departure
from his more ambient sytled work to bring us four tracks of harsh filth and
bloodsoaked aggression."Resentment Has Won" opens with the sounds of a crowded
room.A cacophony of voices surround you as if you have just stepped into a busy
cafeteria or meeting room.Everything is a blur as anxiety sets in and all becomes
a haze of loudness.Shouting, cheering and broken glass take over until the discomfort
of interracting with others becomes a black apparition cloaked in a blanket of dense
distortion.Chains rattle and steel pipes drag across cold cement floors.Slight touches
of creeping ambiance inject the piece with a sinister and depressing aura.The intensity
of the track builds like a snowball crashing downhill, Causing the room to feel alive
with electric negativity.Vocals come in harsh, pitch-shifted screams.Each verse soaked
in venom and out to assault you rather than entertain.Ferocious stuff that doesn't hold
back.Slow distorted rhythms come in tides of heavy static to carry you deep into an ocean
of hatred...After the barrage of track one we awake on some distant shore as "Tides" begins.
Seething drones and industrial clanging along with warped spoken word.Surges of electricity
pulse and buzz as whispered words are recited like a silent ghost story around a campfire.
Bone cold and mechanical music that will leave you feeling totally numb inside.The next
vocals come in bitter shouts in between the whispers.The music rises and drops to fit
the theme and add a dynamic backdrop for the story being told.Low chants and incantations
are heard like an invocation ritual to something better left unknown.Something lurks in
the tides and MURDEROUS VISION is about to set it loose on any who come near.
III.) COLLAPSING FROM WITHIN / IV.) TURPENTINE BLOOD:
Side B continues to fill our minds with despondency, dread and despair starting with,
"Collapsing From Within." Uneasy drones flow like diseased swamp water.Static and
electric energy surge along the murk as corroded rhythms grind their way in.The atmosphere
is one of complete hopelessness.A meditation in failure and regret.Powerfull currents of
audio blackness filled with spectral whispers and rasps.Music for nights of isolation and
self mutilation.A soundtrack for a suicide.Similarities can be drawn to artists like FUNERARY
CALL and DEATHSTENCH.Blackened, harsh ambient.A churning resonance rolls in and crashes heavily
upon you like a relentless storm at sea.High end frequencies lash out and vanish like lightening
striking in careless violence.Metallic pounding and moaning ambiance ends it and "Turpentine Blood"
begins with humming machinery and the soft spoken word of Amanda Howland.She speaks as if recalling
a memory along the backdrop of a dimly lighted institution.In other words, it comes across like a
"session" of sorts.Phantom whispers play around the room like the taunting of inner daemons.Musically
speaking, MURDEROUS VISION take the minimal route with this one which is very fitting and frames the
theme of the track perfectly.The ambiance seems to glow like a florescent light...Dull and dreary.
Not to say it's dull in a boring way but more of an eerie off-white room with a single chair and table.
Slight noise is applied for atmosphere and effect to keep things flowing in an uncomfortable and rest-
less stream.Deep drones and hissing effects bring everything to a close as the session ends until all
that remains is quietly scrapping noise.
STILL AND ALWAYS ONE OF THE REIGNING KINGS OF DEATH INDUSTRIAL AND DARK AMBIENT.AFTER OVER A DECADE
MURDEROUS VISION IS STILL A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH.RECOMMENDED FOR FANS OF THE BIRDCAGE THEATER,
WET NURSE,THE VOMIT ARSONIST,ABJECTION RITUAL,LIGATURE IMPRESSION,ETC ETC: