Sunday, July 4, 2010

Foetus - Gash (1995)


For fans of: Swans, Coil, Nine Inch Nails

Simply some of the most intense music I've ever heard, not in an extreme Merzbow noise fashion, but in a funky, experimental, industrial, and riff-filled way. Usually I don't particularly like this kind of harsh-alternative sound, but I can't deny the power contained within in the case of Foetus. There are so many styles meshed together here that it can seem jarring at times, but it's all done very well and nothing really ruins the flow. This is an album that can fairly be compared to a roller coaster; there are moments of pure adrenalin and excitement, there are others that simply serve to build up to those other moments, and there are those that change direction. For a sound that is like Nine Inch Nails's, but more adventurous, noisy, and powerful, I'd imagine there's nothing better. - Matthew Foster

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