::: Dunkelheit ::: "Obey"
Industrial - metal - thrash - punk.
Another release from Suggestion Records, this album misleads with the
opening music: mellow droning ambience. After several minutes, just
when you think you're going to have a relaxing time, the slow thumping
drums kick in, followed closely by the gravelly distorted devilish male
vocals. Bit by bit the momentum gathers speed, snowballing until you
end up with an avalanche of pounding industrial-metal. Some tracks are
driven my manic industrial drums, thrashing punk-metal guitars, others
are just plain noisey, while others are somewhere in between.
Think of a mix between Leatherstrip, Klute, early Bathory, Screw, Ministry,
Coptic Rain and White Zombie. That is somewhat close to the sound of
Dunkelheit. Another prominent feature of this album is the use of dialogue
samples from old 1950-60s sci-fi movies to space apart the tracks. This
certainly adds an appreciated sense of humour, as well as a temporary
relief from the pounding music. My favourite track is the very last
one, I think it's called "Munchscape" - a 15 minute monster that chugs,
pounds, howls, groans and drones it's way like an industrial serpent
sweeping across the landscape, destroying and assimilating all in its
path. Overall, 23 tracks assimilate and devour 71 minutes.
Available for $???? from Suggestion Records/Speeding Across my Hemisphere:
PO Box 1403, 58285, Gevelsburg, Germany.
E-mail: [email protected]
Dunkelheit can be contacted at Dunkel Prod, c/o - Manefisken, Sagveien
23, 0132, Oslo, Norway.