Saturday, February 25, 2012

Reclusa – Discordent Delerium Demo (Despondent Depreciation Recordings 2011)

Honestly, if you call yourself “underground” and are anyway interested in the industrial/experimental grind/power electronics/porno grind/gore grind/ noise styles and never heard the sewer sludge distorted bass tone toilet stomping fecal splatter matter of Reclusa, then you’re not “underground”, “above ground” or anywhere in between!!!!!
Reclusa is one of those acts that seriously redefines any and all genre boundaries. At one moment you are convinced that the listening experience of Reclusa is industrialized septic grime sludge metal, or perhaps it’s just hypnotic and droning warped vocals over clanking and mechanical maneuvers of some sort, but whatever it is that Reclusa creates it’s sure enough to disintegrate your neural matter into liquid to be shit out as mustard colored diarrhea sharts.
    Although Discordant Delerium is considered to be  “demo”, it’s far from it. Only 15 have been printed, but there’s no way that they will not be considered official Reclusa material. Here with DD Reclusa shows a more stripped down and mechanical approach to the upside down and back door entry industrial metallic spawn. Sometimes I’m almost reminded of crust metal industrial sludge bastard like Spine Wrench with a touch of “Seeds of Psychosis” and you’ll hear why.

Arthropox – Invasion of the Mermithid 3” (Septic Tank Vomitorium Productions 2011)

Arthropox is an ingenious collaboration between a sick motherfucker involved with Reclusa, Vomitoma and Eye Gouging Mayhem and another sicko involved in EGM, Sewercunt, Fellatrix Morgue and is a very brief but exhillerating journey into insect sci-fi horror and industrial madness. Honestly, when it comes to amazing audio extremes and creativity like this shit, I could care less about format/length,etc., this stuff is wicked and essential!!!!!!
 Arthropox is very much Vomitoma bong vocals meets sewage grime industrial sludge and needs to be supported.

Although limited to 20 copies, get on to Degenerate Slime Distro and and demand a rerelease or digital download because this is some seriously fun and awesome shit!!!!

They have several Arthropox releases plus a megs dump of bowel wrenching scummy lo-fi black/death/porno grind/ power electronics stuff that’ll never be found anywhere else!!!!!

Lucifer’s Foreskin – The Black Priest of Circumcision EP (independent release)

After the last feature one of the guys from Eye Gouging Mayhem, Vomitoma, Reclusa, Black Mold Phallanx got in touch with me and hooked me up with a few other essential projects, like this one, and some others that he’d released sometime ago. I’m always looking for really solid, depraved, and unique power electronics and sociopathic industrial and Lucifer’s Foreskin fits the bill.

Although a very short EP, 10 minutes in length, there’s actually a lot of meat to sink your teeth into. “Blasphemous Decomposure” is a very faint layer of vaporous and bleak discontent and foggy distorted synth with a slight screech and whir like a trains wheels along the steel rusted tracks, over a monotonous and very groovy drum machine. It sounds like some stripped down filed recordings of an abandoned factory in the rain modified using a pole filter and some other classic analog effects. Short or not, this 2.5 minute opening track is a huge indicator of a seriously necessary project underway…if this doesn’t turn into something ongoing I’m going to be tempted to hunt the main man (Ray Rivera*) and sodomize him with a red hot steaming curling iron. Okay, that’s a ridiculous statement to make, but hopefully it’ll help make the case for why LF is ESSENTIAL and truly BRILLIANT.
            It also doesn’t hurt that the almost five-minute closer of “The Black Priest of Circumcision” brings in a bit of Navicon Torture Technologies sadistic murderous power electronics versus dark serial killer ambient and Benedictine Monk chants (?). This track is seriously awesome!!!!! It’s very basic but haunting and unusual, somewhat reminding me of acts like Alio Die, and yet coming from such intense audio pioneers that came up with acts like Fellatrix Morgue, Sewer Cunt, Eye Gouging Mayhem, Nunriders of Black Doom,etc. If you’re looking for some serious substance and atmosphere, Lucifer’s Foreskin, this stuff really does defy all boundaries and expectations!!!!!!

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