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KRIEG


"Transient"

By Octopi Mills


Krieg have gained a following in their time, and should need no historical commentary, as there are others more proficient than this writer on such a subject. "Order of the Solitary Road" opens up the recordings, and has hollering vocals and extreme metal patterns and it will carry on into the next track, which when compared to a toad that has been flattened on a road, has its own squashed designs and the following songs stream like tiny ants to and from the corporeal mass that was the toad; in and out, back and forth. The sound is fuzzy and pounds on the tin roof of my skull, making the brain vulnerable to attacks of uselessness and hopelessness. One cannot market this music as black metal to any audience, though it falls in the extreme realm of music, and here it will find an audience in the form of a patch on someone's black jean jacket, as is written in all prophecy.

 As time rolls on, I lose the sense of such frameworks, and lose also a train of thought, assuring myself this music is meant to cause one to give in to bleak thoughts, and I grapple with such thoughts as taking a hammer to my speakers or  wilder ideas I will not mention, though i know it is transitory and will pass soon. Soon the whole affair becomes a soup that has liquified all the portents and made them into mush that cannot be distinguished from its contents, and a feeling of sickness comes over it all. Thus the listening experience becomes a dreadful affair of endurance, made worse by the hollering man on the vocals, and worse is further acceptance than i cannot discern what is being hollered about. Guitars jar around pounding drums like patterns made from roof workers or a tool bag inside a laundry dryer and make noise; flat, headache inducing sounds that are neither of any interest or import. I could go on and on but i will not, as its not fair to the reader. One could find a better listening experience by sticking a funnel to a ant hill, or by simply watching a bug zapper and running the sound through a mixer with some effects.