I shall die here
The Body’s brutal musical approach, engraved by drummer Lee Buford’s colossal beats & Chip King’s mad howl & bass-bladed guitar dirge, becomes something even more terrifying with the haxan cloak’s post-mortem ambiences serving as both baseline & outer limit.
Sharing their moribund vision for with Bobby Krlic (aka The Haxan Cloak), the tried & true sound of The Body is cut to pieces, mutilated by process & re-animated in a spectral state by the newly minted partnership. On the album opener a dramatic pause partitions the seismic caterwauling & savage whump of the first half from the ambient, suffocating ripple of the second. From there, the dimensional doom marches on in procession, ceaselessly alternating between shape & shadow. Krlic’s downcast electronic visions lace seamlessly into the already volatile mix of fissured doom metal & fused verbal spaces realises the darkest possible formulation of electronic music.
- To Carry the Seeds of Death Within Me
- Alone All the Way
- The Night Knows No Dawn
- Hail To Thee, Everlasting Pain
- Our Souls Were Clean
- Darkness Surrounds Us