Control – Blood Will Rain (CD Album – Ant-Zen)
Genre/Influences: Power-noise, death-industrial.
Background/Info: Thomas Garrison has already been active under the Control moniker since the late 90s. The American noise terrorist has released an impressive number of productions, now striking back with a new work on Ant-Zen.
Content: “Blood Will Rain” confirms the merciless power-noise style of this artist. Heavy industrial sounds are rapidly turned into pure noise assaults. The hardest cuts are leading the listener into an impressive kapharnaum characterized by heavy noise waves. A few other cuts are more into death-industrial direction featuring heavy, screaming vocals.
+ + + : “Blood Will Rain” stands for pure power-noise intermixed with death-industrial cuts. It’s an overwhelming production that will literally blow you away. “The Blood That Powers All” is one of the best exponents from this work; it’s carried by monstrous noise wall joined by enraged screams. I like the switch between power-noise and death-industrial although both influences are pretty related to each other.
– – – : Control remains an extreme experiment in sound or should I say in noise!? This is the kind of production that will appeal for the true lovers of the genre.
Conclusion: “Blood Will Rain” is a record for the power-noise purists while death-industrial freaks will be interested as well. “Blood Will Rain” will split your tympana…
Best songs: “The Blood That Powers All”, “The Chosen call”, “Der Weg”.
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