Genre/Influences: Industrial, martial, experimental.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Russian based Cthulhu Biomechanical was set up by members from the metal formation Blackdeath. This new work has been introduced as the logical continuation of their previous full length “Es Ist Kalt Hier” (2006); it’s a conceptual work about our society and our planet so the title of the work has to be understood in a cynical way.
Content: The opening song has something martial and a bit epic, reminding me of the glorious days of Laibach. Similar influences are running throughout the entire work, but it also reflects experimental passages and sound treatments. From droning percussion to orchestral arrangements and some Russian vocals, this work covers several influences.
+ + + : The debut of the album is really great and I regret that all the songs aren’t comparable to “Elon Musk’s Prayer”. I like this old-school industrial/epic style. The orchestral arrangements and martial touch running through the album are the most noticeable elements. I also have to say a word about the artistic digipak format from this record.
– – – : I think there’s much more potential hiding inside this album than what came out. Some passages are too explicitly experimental, which ruins a bit of their industrial/epic format.
Conclusion: This work might appeal to lovers of old-school industrial music.
Best songs: “Elon Musk’s Prayer”, Donative Chant”.