Abjection Ritual – Futility Rites (CD Album – Tumor/Malignant Records)
Content: “Futitly Rites” is the first official CD by this Pennsylvanian based project. After 2 self-released productions Douglas Corey joined hands together with the Malignant Records family to unleash this deadly opus featuring 8 cuts.
From the very first seconds you feel like you are entering a total sound inferno made of harsh noises and screaming vocals. We move through endless corridors of sonic mayhem where dense layers of sonic obscurity bring you under control. This is a paranoiac universe filled by dark- and other steal like noises. The composition is distorted and accomplished by overwhelming, monstrous sound manipulations. “Futility Rites” sounds like it is embracing the flames of hell, but you first will have to endure the cold blasts of death.
A few passages have been driven by echoing drones. This cadence remains pretty low and rather appears like an extra noise input to get the global production even more tormenting like the imaginary sensation of a poltergeist. “Futility Rites” something reminds me of the uncatchable universe of Brighter Death Now although it’s not that noise- and chaotic minded.
Abjection Ritual also focuses on multiple sound manipulations, which come through in a few, cool stereo effects (cf. “Tabernacle Of Teeth And Tongues”) and a global impressive production. You might get the impression that it is all about improvisation, but I can’t get away from the idea that this album is a well-thought and meticulous composition in the genre.
Conclusion: This is not the most accessible format of industrial music, but experienced listeners will certainly appreciate the magic of this work.
Best songs: “Futility Rites”, “Objects Of Wrath”, “Scum Immersion”.
Label: www.malingnantrecords.com / www.facebook.com/malignantrecords
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