Yep, I don’t really know much about this, other than the fact that this is 20 minutes of experimental death metal that does more right than it does wrong.
The longest track on the release is an almost seven minute long intro track, which takes an unsettling ambient theme and mixes it with samples and bits of noise.
This then moves into the second track, which reveals itself to be an avant-garde/dissonant-styled death metal song that has an Immolation feel to it amidst the darkness that it fosters via post-metal atmospheric breaks and jazz/noise workouts, the likes of which The Dillinger Escape Plan do so well. It’s an interesting and unusual mix of styles that sounds on paper more disparate than it actually is.
A short, 30-second grindcore track quickly follows, along with another 30 second track after this that once more betrays the band’s electronic/experimental influences.
The next song is short and slow, boasting a dislocated Atheist-esque groove mixed with a blackened feeling. The track may only be two minutes long, but it stalks along quite malevolently until the latter part of the track, which breaks into dissonant blast beats.
This neatly segues into another 30 second song straight out of The Dillinger Escape Plan’s playbook, before then unleashing the last song proper; deep, doom-filled death metal that seems comprised of darkness with a semi-industrial feel. As with a lot of things on this release though, this is cut short soon after it has started. On this occasion it’s by another ambient section that ramps up the atmosphere before slowly finishing on an otherworldly, dissonant, dark tone.
As an outro track we get a martial beat and more dark electronics.
So, Immolation-meets-The Dillinger Escape Plan-meets-electronic/quasi-industrial-soudnscapes? Sure, why not.
Whatever or however you think of this, just know that it’s very good. Have a listen.