Atrocity Machine is a revelation – an evolutionary leap forward for a band that has essentially a perfect discography prior to this album.
It’s a scathing powerviolence attack with elements of grind, death metal, groove, and noise filtered through a lens of pure, unadulterated rage.
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I can count on any Sentient Ruin release to be well crafted, challenging in some way, and aesthetically interesting.
Using drone, ambient noise, doom riffs and drumming, cello, and mesmerizing vocals, the duo of Reggie Townley and Sarah Townley create a masterpiece of rich soundscapes that draw me into another world.
Who is currently doing a better blend of anti-music? Go ahead…I’ll wait.
It often feels horrifyingly nightmarish, but also warm and inclusive.
What you should take from that is that this album is exceptional, gripping, dark, and powerful.