BOAR - IN HORROR - CASSETTE - C20
HARSH NOISE WALL/EXPERIMENTAL NOISE/SOUND COLLAGE
COMES IN A PLASTIC CASE WITH J-CARD INSERT.
ON BLACK CASSETTE WITH PRINTED GRAPHICS.
I.) LAST GASP / II.) PHOBOS (PART I) / III.) FROZEN BLACK /
I've been hearing a lot of hype about BOAR's live performances lately.
Apparently the man is a beast to behold. Though a cassette recording
rarely captures the same energy as a live performance...That doesn't
mean it's any less lethal of an experience. "In Terror" opens with
"Last Gasp" where we are battered by a barrage of Harsh Noise that
sounds like a bulldozer just powered through your living room.This
shit will wreck you. Pounding sub-bass bursts come like a landslide
of jagged rocks falling above your humble abode.Hissing static and
grinding electronic experimentation strike out and recoil, allowing
lacerating feedback to slice the senses.Raw and uncompromising material
featuring heavy handed knob abuse and some hardcore pedal destruction.
In other words...this absolutley rips! "Phobos (Part I)" is a very
different animal. Deep ascending/falling synth drones infect the air
with nauseaus atmospheres.Meditative and maniacal material that will
leave you feeling like you need to take a shower sooner than later to
wash the grime off.This short piece ends quickly and we are launched
into "Frozen Black." Harsh, corroded atmospheres and bass heavy booms
drop off into a grinding iron works filled with hostile tones.Pulsating
synths lash out and vanish as everything is grinded into a fine powder.
Slight touches of feedback come when needed to enhance the experience.
All in all it can be best described as "Controlled chaos." Lo-fi static
and humming machines battle with dense energy surges until the mid-range
takes over and crushes all else."Deimos" sprays out like a mist of poison
from a crop-duster above.A field of static that obscures dismal hints at
melody.This one is very short and pretty much serves as an outro to the
V.) LAST VISION / VI.)FOREVER IN FEAR (IN HORROR) /
PHOBOS (PART II):
The reverse side begins with "Last Vision" which offers up moaning,
experimental electronics that are soon torn apart by shredding Harsh Noise.
It sounds like BOAR is trying to cut the listener into a million pieces and
then chop those pieces into smaller bits and morsels.The audio equivalent of
a swine taking a fatal vacation trip to the slaughterhouse.Dense sub-bass
layers roar beneath and push you further into agony until the whiring sounds
of a machine slowing down and speeding up come to take you on a dizzying ride.
Crackling HNW caliber noise ends this one off and "Forever In Fear (In Horror)
picks up where track one left off.This one comes as a soundscape of pure static
and electricity...Like someone flipped the switch to an electric chair and recorded
the sizzling sounds of a horrible death.Powerful rivers of corrosive noise that flow
through and wear everything down to nothing.Like pouring acid into your ear canals.
This one is pretty much an HNW piece. The type of stuff that could strip the paint
from the walls or kill plants and wildlife if they came into contact with it.I find
it interesting that BOAR chose to place this piece here as it sorta works as a late
album interlude."Phobos (Part II)" is like a re-imagined and reversed version of
part one on the A side. Dreary, melancholic drones to fill you with enough doom
and gloom to join a SUNN (O))) tribute band. Miserable, semi-melodic downer drones
to end it all.
THE ONLY COMPLAINT I HAVE WITH THE WHOLE ALBUM IS THAT I WISH IT WAS LONGER. BOAR IS ONE TO KEEP AN EYE ON. A FORCE NOT TO FUCK WITH IN THE HARSH NOISE SCENE.EXCELLENT ALBUM.RECOMMENDED: