Tuesday, June 21, 2016

REVIEW - SPIC - BLOOD IN THE STREETS - CASSETTE

SPIC - BLOOD IN THE STREETS - CASSETTE
VANGUARD PRODUCTIONS/VP014
POWER ELECTRONICS/HARSH NOISE
COMES IN A PLASTIC CASE WITH
FOLD OUT J-CARD INSERT. ON
PURE WHITE CASSETTE.


I.) HUNTING SEASON / II.) THE NEW ORGANIZATION /
III.) WHITE OATH:

I am a very firm believer in freedom of speech. That is exactly what this
Web-Zine is when you break it down. We are exercising our freedom of speech.
I am also an individual who can enjoy various types of music despite what the
work is themed with something. Whether or not my beliefs or ideals align with 
what a particular band or artist is talking about really has no effect on my
ability to enjoy their work if it sounds good and demonstrates skill in their
particular craft. I have noticed quite frequently lately (Especially in the
Noise/Heavy Electronics scenes) that a great number of individuals can not see
past themselves when an artist deals with subject matter that is confrontational
to them. If I'm not mistaken, Noise music, Especially Power Electronics has a long
history of being in your face, Confrontational, Unapologetic, Brutally honest,
Challenging, Raunchy, Violent and an infinite list of other adjetives...Why people
are so focused on being "Polite, Nice, Accepting, Tolerant, and Politically correct
within the extreme underground is absolutely beyond me. This is the bottom of the
extreme underground. This is where censorship is molested in a triumphant array of
personal will and freedom. And this is where you most certainly will find artists
who center their music around things you will not like. There is a good chance that
SPIC along with pretty much every other artist affiliated with Vanguard Productions
will be one of these artists. Offensive to many. No fucks given. And exactly what
Power Electronics is. Now I am not saying that Power Electronics is about Racial
intolerance. However it is about self expression and zero compromise. So in that
sense SPIC is part of a dying breed. Musically, "Blood In The Streets" offers up
a traditional 90's Power Electronics sound. Harsh, Abrassive sound structures and
gruelling distorted vocal blasts. Screeching feedback rings as a mass of rubble
quakes along with deep oscillating synth drones. The vocals are somewhat buried
in the mix and come as rough grunts through a chaotic whirl of sound. Mid-paced
movement via oscillating synths keeps things at a steady flow and adds a sense
of dynamics as the feedback rises to usher in a much louder vocal assault. Cyclic
rhythms are heard in the distance as constant feedback rings like a tribute to
the earliest days of WHITEHOUSE. This is a rough but rewarding listen. Wind blown
textures create a semi quiet, But furious frenzy of mangled sound. Electric energy
courses after a very brief pause and brings with it another barrage of vocal rage.
The hate, Spite and intollerant overtones are very apparent even without knowing
what the lyrics are. Spoken samples are heard but almost entirely obscured making
them quite unintelligible. Tranquil clean ambiance begins to flow from underneath
the sonic onslaught creating a stark contrast and sense of duality as reverb treated
screams come in layered attacks. Truly stunning work that brings to mind the work of
WHITEWATER ORGASM. A very satisfying end to the album. The same tracks repeat on both
sides but are worth repeated listens.

EXCELLENT POWER ELECTRONICS RECOMMENDED FOR FANS OF: LONE WOLF INSURGENT, PLANTATION, GENOCIDE ORGAN, THE GREY WOLVES, SLOGAN, SWALLOWING BILE, BRETHREN, ORGANISED RESISTANCE, ETC:

8/10
-ABATTOIR-

www.vanguard-productions.com

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