Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Blue Sabbath Black Cheer & Irr. App. (Ext.) LP

Blue Sabbath Black Cheer & Irr. App. (Ext.)
Gnarled Forest Recordings

This is fucking brutal. Grim and abusively violent. Horrifying soundscapes that produce overwhelming and brooding feelings of anxiety. Harsh bursts of noise take on the sound of earth being upended. Breaking sticks, water and sub harmonic vocals somehow recall a terrible nightmare of being consumed alive. Rising waves of buildings being destroyed and lives crashing to an end are stripped bare by the least musical use of a guitar I have heard in a long time. It's fucking glorious. I am very impressed and cannot recommend this enough. I have not heard the first recorded collaboration of BSBC & Irr. App. (Ext.) but I did get a chance to see them perform live. It was a dark and fear inducing swirl of hate and longing but this record somehow digs deeper and becomes much more destructive. From a soon to be sold out edition of 500 and comes with a huge fold out poster of the cover art. A strange collage of anatomy etchings that start to feel as if they could be a map for the Hell that is this record. Never stop playing this.

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