Saturday, August 19, 2017

REVIEW - GRAND GOAT GLORIFICATION - WITCH BLACK MILK - CASSETTE

GRAND GOAT GLORIFICATION - WITCH BLACK MILK - CASSETTE
OMINOUS RECORDINGS/OR083
HARSH NOISE WALL/HARSH NOISE
BLACK CASSETTE IN STANDARD PLASTIC CASE
WITH J-CARD INSERT.


NO TRACK TITLES:

Tonight I'll be reviewing the "Witch Black Milk" cassette from GRAND GOAT 
GLORIFICATION on Ominous Recordings. A great label who I was fortunate
enough to work with on releasing our recent collaboration with SHE WALKS 
CROOKED. G.G.G. creates occult/ritual themed Harsh Noise Wall music that you can 
really get lost in. This particular release features two untitled tracks sprawling
across a 60 minute cassette. That's two half hours of pure darkness in which
to dwell. On the A side we have a track that begins on spoken samples of a
ritual anointing in the name of Hell backed by classic horror orchestra
music. This quickly vanishes to be replaced by HNW textures and tendrils 
that sound like they are constricting together like serpents or insects. 
The sounds bring to mind the process of decay and fill my mind with all 
kinds of strange imagery. G.G.G. offers a very organic sound. Rot, Carrion, 
Decomposition, The endless gnawing of worm and rat...All are mirrored here. 
The sound could also be compared to crackling flames as they dance wildly, 
Licking the bottom of a boiling cauldron. Meditative, Deep and dark. Obscure 
music crafted with dark magickal intent. The sounds fit the theme as well which 
is sometimes not translated well between artist and listener when it comes to 
HNW. On the B side G.G.G. follows the same formula as before. No frills, No bullshit,
Just pure HNW darkness with an attentive ear paid to quality and texture. Intro 
samples are utilized once again. This time concerning damnation and defiance of
the common laws of man. The following wall assault is denser this time around.
The fire is now somewhere between an all consuming inferno and a flood of soot
and ash. It's all fire and brimstone here guys. Multiple textures blend in the
best way to create a work that is both punishing and strangely calming at once.
The entrancing otherworldly force of a strange lull calling you into the maw of
death. I hear a lot of submissions. Especially in the Harsh Noise and Harsh Noise
Wall genres, And I've gotta say that this is some of the best HNW to enter my ears
this year. All walls are unique, But some stand out to me more than others. This
is definitely one of the some. If nature we're to wake up and uproot our worthless
asses for once. It might sound something like this cassette.

SOLID HARSH NOISE WALL WITH OCCULT THEMES. 'NUFF SAID:

7/10
-Abattoir-

https://ominousrecordings.bandcamp.com/

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