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Stalaggh – “Nihilistik Terror” – [Autopsy Kitchen Recordings]

Laethaka   1/30/2012   A Library, CD

75 minutes of sound and fury from some mystery Dutch dudes. A “Stalag” was a Nazi prison camp and the -gh stands for global holocaust, so make sure to play this sunny one at 7 AM.

All vocals are unintelligible (supposedly from asylum inmates; I don’t buy it) and the noise never lets up, but there’s a little variety. #1 is slower and lower and has some pretty fun static bursts to clean your earwax. #2 is mostly screaming and distortion. #3 has moans and staggering impacts that might remind you of the worst night drunk you can unfortunately remember.

But this album is pain without suffering. The noise is harsh but almost gets predictable (#1 practically orbits between screams and buzzes), and the holocaust imagery is so abstract and distant that it’s hard to get pissed off by.

don’t worry about the track lengths — start/stop anywhere

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