Reviews: MI Metal Shows & Albums
Here’s Our Opinion.
Over the course of roughly forty three minutes, spread across five tracks, LaColpa assail the listener with a nightmare of nihilistic intensity.
Taken together, the two sides of Theosulphuros have something of a yin yang quality to them – the more structured Precaria, riding herd on the wild nature of Darkness, driving chaos relentlessly forward and the more chaotic ÔROS KAÙ whose wild rhythms reveal a central, mesmeric calm being birthed.
…I hear caustic, acidic sludge, bonkers dissonance and hard left turns, and mesmeric melancholy…
Desperation. Hatred. Pain. All of these can be heard in every riff, drum beat, and anguished growl of Maurice de Jong on Shapeless Misery, his latest offering to the world.
Great beauty is buried within a dark morass of dissonance destructiveness.
There will be a moment in your future when you get to press play on this album for this first time, and that moment will be amazing!
Finland is widely known as the home of one of the most furious and active scenes in all of black metal. Albums such as Perkeleen Luoma demonstrate exactly why.
Like other Finnish (and French) bands, the sound initially comes off as very raw, but you then realize that every instrument is heard, everything has their space and their moments to be heard and appreciated.
Musically ugly, the nasty riffs, abrasive drumming, destructive bass, and visceral howls of rage-filled horror mirror the ugly underbelly of society, an underbelly that has always been there, but that has been crawling ever further into the light during the tenure of this administration.
The final product is gripping, painful to behold, and wonderfully cathartic.
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