Monday, April 11, 2016

REVIEW - EXTREME CHAFFING - PSORIASIS - CD

EXTREME CHAFFING - PSORIASIS - CD
BUSEY TEETH CDR/BT003
HARSH NOISE/HARSH NOISE WALL
PRO PRESSED CDR IN JEWEL CASE
WITH INSERT. A PART OF THE SKIN
DISEAS SERIES. LIMITED TO 25 HAND
NUMBERED COPIES.
EXTREME CHAFFING IS:
JOE STACHE


I.) GUTTATE PSORIASIS / II.) PUSTULAR PSORIASIS /
III.) DRUG-INDUCED PSORIASIS / IV.) INVERSE PSORIASIS /
V.) PSORIASIS VULGARIS:

Psoriasis from EXTREME CHAFFING is an album that stays
primarily around Harsh Noise Wall territory and offers
up five corrosive noise wall tracks that are as brutal,
punishing and uncomfortable as the horrendous skin condition
the release is themed around. "Guttate Psoriasis" opens up
with caustic blasts of raw, Lo-fi distortion that can't be
anything other than hazzardous to the listeners well being.
Taking an extremely loud, Blown out and Overbearing approach,
EXTREME CHAFFING deliver a scourge of sonic oppression that
is about as far away from easy listening as it gets...Seeming
like an endless churning of aural agony. Don't get me wrong,
None of these "negative" descriptions are to say it's a bad
release...In fact it is one of the stronger HNW style albums
I've heard this year. There does appear to be additional
movement within the frame of the walls that is heard flowing 
slowly like molten lava coursing through a riverbed at a 
downward slant...Blocked by debris, Yet determined to push 
through. "Pustular Psoriasis" is another overwhelming haze
of pedal noise set loose to wreak havok upon it's audience.
Slightly denser than the previous track and with much more
going on within the static at times. Warped signals send a
frantic S.O.S. that is unanswered as a raging downpour of
whitenoise storms with crushing intensity. Groaning currents
of noise plea from somewhere within the mass of sound in a
vacuumous voice until the track bleeds into the next. On
"Drug-Induced Psoriasis" we are yet again pummeled by a
furious and torrential storm of noise. A deadly attack of
tones similar to that of sleet and hailstones. Deep quakes
are heard growling beneath like deep earth splitting vibrations
from the core of the planet. This grows in intensity and density
making for a foundation shaking listen...Pretty heavy material
overall. "Inverse Psoriasis" heads back into a caustic cacophony.
A blizzard like soundscape populated by minimal radio-like signals
that has a very hostile and isolationist atmosphere to it. Like 
being alone to face the elements while against severely dangerous
odds. Imagine field recordings taken on John Carpenter's "The Thing."
Obscured "wet electronics" can be heard giving this track even more
of an "Alien threat" type of vibe which is fitting for an album themed
around diseases ravaging the human body. If Psoriasis feels anywhere 
close to as harsh as this sounds then it must be a living Hell...
Finally we end with "Psoriasis Vulgaris" which sounds utterly
horrible from the title alone. The audio matches this with an
ultra-dense onslaught of heavy distortion. A mangled mass of
deep bass tones wrapped in static and forced through the speakers.
What sounds like jagged shards and metal strips being forcefully
pushed through a grinder of some sort is heard within the destructive
fury. The low end tones grow thicker overtime until it becomes smothering.
Deadly stuff.

PSORIASIS IS BRUTAL...BOTH THE CONDITION AND THE ALBUM:
6.5/10
-Abattoir-

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