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1 stars While I've never managed to get into the sludgy style of Shub-Niggurath, I can at least appreciate the niche they carved for themselves and why they are considered a cult classic.

This album though.... what's the point. I'm sure everyone who's reviewed it has had to pad out what they right in order to meet the minimum word count (as I've just done here) because there's absolutely nothing going on. It's as if each instrument is being played in a different room without being able to hear the other. It's like someone has thrown a drum kit down a huge flight of stairs, and then let any child who has done Grade 1 in music have free reign on their instrument of choice.

At best its a 70 minute tune-up. At worst its a pointless collection of noise. It's not Zeuhl, its not ambient, its not industrial. The tracks have even been made more boring by just numbering them, and the album cover is just blank.

Testament to what exactly?

Perhaps its just one big joke, seeing how much money they could make out of absolutely nothing.

bartymj | 1/5 |


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