Friday, November 26, 2010

Terrorism - Skyguide (Hospital,2010)

Admittedly, I am not the most knowledgeable person when it comes to the current state of metal. The list of sub-genres is somewhat nauseating but I think we can all agree that Stoner Metal is the deadest of horses. Black Metal has been the rage for quite some time with little tweaks here and there on a tried and true formula. It doesnt matter what the band name is because that BM font on the record is indecipherable anyway. What I've been finding interesting as of late is the infusion of noise and black metal. This communion of bastard sounds is in glorious display on this tape by Terrorism. I don't know anything about this band. From what I can tell we have at least one guitar and drums. The vocals are mostly of the strained, death-knell by a troll under the bridge variety but there are also moments of bass heavy grunts and taunts. Now that I think about it, there may even be some samples on here, adding to the dark disorienting effect of the caveman drumming and "who the fuck knows what they used but it works" sounds."Skyguide" is one of those tapes that is literally impossible to describe and is all the better for it. One of my favorite jams in a long time.

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