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Atrax Morgue Featuring Morder Machine – “DeathShow” – [Slaughter Productions]


Marco Corbelli AKA Atrax Morgue AKA Morder Machine AKA Atrax Morgue Featuring Morder Machine. He founded Slaughter Productions, perhaps the most influential Italian label specializing in Industrial Noise.

Beginning in 1992 Atrax Morgue was the primary outlet for Corbelli’s Death-Industrial atrocities until he committed suicide in 2007, at the age of 37. Along with groups like Brighter Death Now and The Grey Wolves, Atrax Morgue was essential to the development of uncompromising anti-commercial Industrial music as an art form. Corbelli was obsessed with necrophilia, serial killers and cross-dressing. He wore his damaged psyche on his sleeve.

This 1998 album is a lo-fi, nasty, analogue synth journey through the psychopath’s hell. Monotonous pulses and chirping oscillators, heavily distorted. It really does sound like a murder machine, with each track comprising a set of repetitive electronic sounds grinding along in unison. There is a subtle build to each song, though, except the last one, which is truly monotonous and empty. Corbelli’s inhuman shrieks, squeaks and whispers of pain, run through heavy delay effects, drift like thick smoke across the scarred wastelands of the first five tracks. In most cases title=lyrics.

Sleazy, wretched, hateful, superb.

  • Reviewed by Lord Gravestench on September 24, 2017 at 7:31 pm
  • Filed as A Library,CD
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