Sunday, 29 November 2015

The Body & Krieg - "The Body & Krieg" Split (Review)

By: Chris Bull

Album Type: Split
Date Released: 13/11/2015
Label: At A Loss Recordings




The album plods on like a funeral procession through an industrial dystopia, each beat sweating out a foul stench of dried blood, sweat and all encompassing melancholia, as is evident on tracks like 'Carved Out and Caved In' and 'Never Worth Your Name'

“The Body & Krieg”CD//DD//LP track listing

1. Bottom Of The Bottle, Bottom Of The River
2. Carved Out And Caved In
3. Fracture
4. Celebrate Your Shame
5. Never Worth Your Name
6. Gallows
7. A Failure Worth Killing Yourself
8. The Final Nail


The Review:

A collaborative album involving New Jersey's black metal stalwarts Kreig and Portland, Oregon's industrial noise peddlers The Body is what's being served up here.
Having heard good things about it from various sources, I plugged in the headphones and cranked the volume...big mistake! A swell of static fuzz and guitar feedback on 'Bottom of the Bottle, Bottom of the River' just about burst my eardrum! From then on, pulsing EBM and gnarly atmosphere squeals and shimmers while vocalists from both bands trade growls and ghostly screams.

The album plods on like a funeral procession through an industrial dystopia, each beat sweating out a foul stench of dried blood, sweat and all encompassing melancholia, as is evident on tracks like 'Carved Out and Caved In' and 'Never Worth Your Name'. Others such as 'Celebrate Your Shame' and 'The Final Nail' carry a morbid negativity with outbursts of violent rage in their DNA, almost like the outbursts of a mental health patient which make you question their insanity and whether the Devil actually is speaking through him.

For all this to be spawned during one of The Body's other recording sessions shows the kind of horrible noises a group of like minded people can conjure up when thrown together in a studio and is testament to the creative impetus of all members. Truly blood curdling.


“The Body & Krieg” Split is available here

Band info:

The Body: facebook | bandcamp
Krieg: facebook | bandcamp

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