Thursday, March 24, 2016

REVIEW - EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT+PLANTATION - CREATION.DESTRUCTION.GENOCIDE. - COLLABORATION - CASSETTE

EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT+PLANTATION - CREATION.DESTRUCTION.GENOCIDE. - COLLABORATION - CASSETTE
VANGUARD PRODUCTIONS
POWER ELECTRONICS/HARSH NOISE
COMES IN A PLASTIC CASE WITH FOLD OUT J-CARD
INSERT. ON TRANSPARENT GREEN CASSETTE WITH STICKERS
ON BOTH SIDES. COMES WITH A VANGUARD PRODUCTIONS STICKER.


SIDE A:

I.) CREATION / II.) DESTRUCTION:
Here we have two artists coming together to create
three soundscapes of varying/building aural destruction.
"Creation" begins our slow ascent to utter annihilation
with a mellow field of electronic surging. I am not 
extremely familiar with either project but I do know
that this is not for everyone since they flirt with
themes of Nationalism and other more "radical" political
views. I personally am taking an objective approach to this
review and describing the music itself. You don't always have
to agree with the message to respect an artists work. Many of
us listen to violent and murderous music all day without being
serial killers ourselves. So...Like I said we start with lo-fi,
Semi-Melodic electronic drones wrapped in a hissing wave of crisp
static. Rhythmic pulses and higher toned frequencies create a nice
lull to escort us into a coming onslaught. Minimal, But with enough
motion to keep things interesting. The various textures blend together
quite nicely and the 90's style Power Electronics quality of the recording
itself is a pretty cool addition. "Destruction" comes as an iron fisted
sucker punch to the jaw and the vocals strike like an additional blow
to the gut. Corrosive distortion is piled over and under layers of heavy
handed experimentation. Knobs are pushed to their limits and filters are
abused til they sound like the death throes of dying machines. The vocals
are harsh and straight forward rasps that bring to mind early recordings
from DEATHPILE or SLOGUN. Pure sonic violence that comes as a crushing
attack on the listener. There is nothing "safe" or in any way politically
correct about this. No mercy, No compromises. Recommended for fans of
SWALLOWING BILE, CONCRETE MASCARA, or any of the other Power Electronics
artists operating under a more raw, Unpolished approach.


SIDE B:

III.) GENOCIDE:
"Genocide" continues where "Destruction" left off. Yet again we are
pulverized under the force of heavy electronics. Grinding avalanches
of distortion buries the listener beneath the rubble it creates. 
Pedals screech and squeal as the vocals continue to hit the themes
present all the way home. The vocals are a little deeper and "rough"
sounding as well as more up front in the mix. A short segment takes
us into a near silent passage populated by low rhythmic sounds similar
to that of a small machine turning in circular motions. After this short
break we head right back into the war zone where we are pummeled into the
dirt by ten tons of audio aggression. Choppy seas of dense force flood
and retreat as feedback takes the lead before doing the same. The vocals
are like the passionate rant of a general ready to do whatever it takes
to carry out their campaign to victory. Militant rage and Industrial 
power in full swing. Towards the end we go into a cool little segment
of experimentation featuring muffled distortion that feels like pressure
caving in on your chest and strange electronic signals that come through
as forced bits of sound. Windswept textures blow over humming machines and
asphyxiated layers as the a single lyrical line is repeated for emphasis
through a voice that comes like a furnace of wrath scorching all in it's
path. The near silent cyclic rhythms from earlier return to finish things
off, Leaving us with a charred landscape of devastation. 

AUDIO WRECKAGE AND ANGER ON A FULL ON ATTACK. GRAB A COPY:

8/10
-ABATTOIR-

www.vanguard-productions.com/

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