Genre/Influences: Death-industrial & ambient.
Content: Climax Denial has already been active in the wider fields of industrial music for years now and can look back on a serious discography. Most of their releases were on the good-old cassette format, which is a real intriguing element. It not only evokes good souvenirs, but today it appears to be total underground music.
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Joining an established and praised label like Malignant Records, the project set up by Alex Kmet will for sure get a wider exposure. All I can say is that this 2nd CD album really deserves your attention if you’re in search of great and chilling sound atmospheres.
The work features 4 poignant and disturbing cuts, which takes off with the master track “The Womb As Vestibule”. The track reveals a phenomenal, vibrating production made by furious sound manipulations. A dark and resonating sound wave will progressively invade all the space to get you in its evil web of buzzing noises. This track reveals to be a dangerous sonic weapon, which has the power to terrorize innocent mortals. But that’s precisely an important item to speak about a successful darker release dealing with industrial and ambient.
The album moves on a similar, tormenting way. Climax Denial is not exactly the kind of music that will make you feel good. This is a production with a visual appeal, which is progressively emerging from the torturing sound sculptures.
A few spoken vocals, which immediately give you the impression of being faced by a ghost, come through on “Environments For Paranoid Necrotic Masturbation”. The title also reveals the deranged kind of themes and influences this band is inspired by. Deep sound blasts come through and I can assure you when played at maximum volume you’ll hear the windows trembling. The sound remains dark and extremely low-like.
The final cut also reveals a fascination of this artist to experiment and manipulate sounds. It’s not just a stereo-typical composition mixing elements of industrial and ambient music, but it also stands for dark and fascinating treatments.
Conclusion: There’s no better introduction than “Dehumanizing Environments” to get an idea about the evil sound potential of Climax Denial. This is a great opus maleficum, which sounds like touched by the hand of the devil!
Best songs: “The Womb As Vestibule”, “Fingering Dead Ashes As Evidence”
Band: http://www.angelfire.com/creep2/climaxdenial / www.facebook.com/Climaxdenial
Label: www.malingnantrecords.com / www.facebook.com/malignantrecords
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