Vatican Shadow – “Remember Your Black Day” – [Hospital Productions]
aka Dominick Fernow. Although he has many musical projects, he is probably mostly known as the mastermind behind Prurient and the Hospital Productions label. He seems to cater to more of the black metal audience but this project is considered “Techno Industrial” although its as far from Techno as is musically possible. This releases title is taken from a controversial chalk illustration drawn in front of the US embassy in Cairo with “Remember Your Black Day” written in Arabic with a Star of David. Some of the track titles are very political in nature “???Contractor Corpses Hung Over the Euphrates River,??? “Tonight Saddam Walks Amidst Ruins” and “Not The Son Of Desert Storm, But The Child Of Chechnya”. One might expect some interesting samples on this release but it is purely instrumental. Moody twisting murky sounds to more rhythmic industrial tracks and some darker more metal-ish influences (trk 5 for you metalheads). All end abruptly. Its interesting, enjoyable to listen to and even though it feels unfinished, I do enjoy the beats!