Thursday, 25 February 2016

Love Sex Machine - "Asexual Anger" (Album Review)

By: Chris Bull

Album Type: Full Length
Date Released: 04/03/2016
Label: Throatruiner |
Lost Pilgrims Records



The new album 'Asexual Anger' from French heavyweights Love Sex Machine is like a KGB torture programme. Each strum of the strings, each hit of the drums, each vocal has been meticulously thought out and methodically delivered to inflict maximum impact each time. Whatever information it is you have, you'd better confess!  This follow up to 2014's self titled debut, is a stark reminder that LSM are equipped with all the right tools to punish; your eardrums will be very pleased indeed.



“Asexual Anger” CD//DD//LP track listing:
1). Asexual Anger
2). Drone Syndrome
3). Black Mountain
4). Aujeszky
5). Devolution
6). Atrocity
7). Infernal Spiral
8). Silent Duck

The Review

The new album 'Asexual Anger' from French heavyweights Love Sex Machine is like a KGB torture programme. Each strum of the strings, each hit of the drums, each vocal has been meticulously thought out and methodically delivered to inflict maximum impact each time. Whatever information it is you have, you'd better confess!

From the slow and painful bamboo under the fingernails of the opening title track, it's clear that this band is not messing about. The sound is bass heavy and you can hear and feel each string being hammered. The slightly disjointed 'Drone Syndrome' and the slower, suffocating 'Black Mountain' follow up the barrage of torture. The brilliant 'Aujezsky' adds elements of post hardcore to the mix and reminds me a little of Hogslayer's 2015 effort in its riffing and solid drumming. By the end of the track you'll be feeling like a political dissident, starved of food and sunlight. 'Devolution' is where things get serious. Your captors are getting serious. The tools are out and you're about to experience some real pain.

'Atrocity' stabs and kicks with real menace and purpose, you'll be beginning to feel as though death may be your salvation...but your captors will not let you off that easy! Then final tracks 'Infernal Spiral' and 'Silent Duck' draw things to a crushing conclusion; the former, a final violent burst of reckless abandon and the latter the end result; you're no use to society now. You're off to spend your final days medicated to the eyeballs in one of the state's best asylums. You may have information on the government, but no one will believe you now.


“Asexual Anger” is available here



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