The Savage Morality – Atrocity Decay (Album – The Savage Morality)

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Genre/Influences: Industrial, Dark-Ambient, Experimental.

Format: Digital, Cassette.

Background/Info: Hailing from Bristol (UK) The Savage Morality introduce themselves as a ‘collective of Industrial anarchists born from the ashes of the cassette underground.’ They already have several works and are now back with this new album featuring ten tracks.

Content: The first part of the album is clearly driven by good-old Industrial elements getting the listener back to the 80s. The tracks are mainly carried by strong Industrial percussion mixed with dark sounds and noises. You’ll notice vocal parts which are pretty spooky and rather sounding like an extra effect. The B-side sounds different and more into haunting Dark-Ambient.

+ + + : I like projects that are  getting back to the early spirit of Industrial music. I think there are not enough artists bringing this original spirit back to life. I like the Industrial driven tracks of the work. There’s a strong balance between rhythm, dark electronic atmospheres and intriguing, freaky vocals;

– – – : The sound formula is a bit repetitive so the tracks are getting a bit predictable after a while.

Conclusion: The Savage Morality is pure Industrial underground and I can only but strongly recommend this project.

Best songs: “Cluster Reign”, “Spite”, “Wrath”, “Phantom Ruins”.

Rate: 7½.


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