Sunday, June 12, 2016

METHLAB EXPLOSION - Noisecore Terrorist REVIEW


METHLAB EXPLOSION - NOISECORE TERRORIST

Methlab Explosion is the Power Electronics/Noisecore project of Midwest noise-maker William Olter. The latest release from this titan of a project, "Noisecore Terrorist" is aptly titled. This release is 18 minutes of nonstop noisecore terrorism, filled with explosive and chaotic drumming, crackling and frantic electronics, crisp, subdued bass, and throbbing maniacal vocals. Everything you'd want or expect from a noisecore release is here, but it's so focused and expertly-crafted, it exceeds expectations of a standard release within the subgenre. 

After a sudden click of 1-2-3-4. listeners are pounded into submission with the walls of crushing noise and drumming that sounds like the bastard child of Anal Cunt and Last Days of Humanity. There's no bullshit, no frills, no gimmicks, and absolutely no letting up for 18 brutal minutes.

The vocals are definitely a highlight here. They're tortured without being dramatic, perfectly mixed, sustained, and have just enough bite and grit to pierce through the mix without being overbearing. The release pummels the listener with walls of vocals, drums, and electronics until taking a complete left-turn around the 12 minute mark, giving us an echoed cavern of ambient HNW with what sounds like very, very subdued vocals. It's a nice and unexpected ending - perfectly anti-climatic and cerebral. 

This is a must-listen for any and all noisecore, grind, and noise fans. A very highly recommended listen. 

Listen: http://methlabexplosion.bandcamp.com/album/noisecore-terrorist




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