Album Review

Liver Cancer – “Horrible Moment” – [Love Earth Music]

Laethaka   12/5/2011   A Library, CD

Relive your most painful and humiliating memories with this kickass harsh noise release from the wastes of suburban Sacramento. Horrible Moment is ~45 minutes of distilled anguish, but that doesn’t mean it’s dense- #6 and 10 are masterful mindfucks that bring a nice variety of sounds into play. Screamed/distorted male vocals get incorporated into #3, 4, 8, and 13, while #5 and 9 are dominated by them (couple discernible “FUCK”s). #7 is a 9+ min monster that blasts you up into the ionosphere, lets you chill in the void for a while, then calls you down in a flaming, dwindling wreck. #11 is a moaned/yelled ode to being a shitty waste of life. #1 is a quiet, wailed intro. #2 is a quick treat for noise purists. #12 is what happens when you try to tell a story with a noise track, and it could either describe or induce a coronary depending on your age group/family history/mindset/medication. Close listening of #7 gave me the jitters and made me huddle up with Zola Jesus for an hour.

If you’ve kept away from harsh noise, seriously try taking this baby down a dark alley off your memory lane, and see if you get a tingle or two.


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