Lately, in the realm of underground metal, it seems like Iron Bonehead Productions
is kinda the current 'it' label. And their latest release is something we've certainly been eagerly anticipating – the debut full-length from Indian black/death/noise metallers Tetragrammacide
. Totes ROTW material here, if ultra esoteric extreme WTF?-ery in both sound & concept makes for ROTW-ness, which it does
The so-wrong-it's-right insane production strategery of this band's previous recordings is tempered somewhat here, but not to the detriment of the music; indeed the ante is upped regarding the levels of sheer crazed chaotic metal-kill proffered. Plus, the pseudo-scientific sanity-loss lyrical content is the sort of absurd occult poetry that would make for potential, completely cracked PhD thesis subject matter. Track titles include the likes of "Intra-Dimensional Vessel of Were-Robotics, N-Logics and Assorted Lattice Intelligences" and "The Prognosticators of Trans-Yuggothian Meta-Reasoning," reminding us a bit of the cryptic, abstruse, mythos-referencing work of Iranian writer Reza Negarestani
or something. Mind-bending, neck-spraining, earhole-abusing stuff...
ROTW runner-up this week, if you're asking, would be another crucial title from Japan's defunct P.S.F. label, now brought back by the unbelievable Black Editions
reissue campaign: the first Tokyo Flashback
comp, now on vinyl for the very first time. Originally released on cd in 1991, it features exclusive tracks from such scene pillars as White Heaven
, and High Rise
– representing out-rock stuff that served as an inspiration for over two decades worth of shades-sportin' heavy psych acts on that label.
And, also, if we'd been picking a "Sixteen Compact Disc Box Set Of The Week," Roland Kayn
's A Little Electronic Milky Way Of Sound
would have been a shoe-in for sure! A lovely, lengthy composition of droney electronic (or "cybernetic") music from this ex-member of the Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza