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Corrupted : Vasana

With this 7" Corrupted replicates the style of their masterpiece 'Paso Inferior'.

The single title, 'Vasana', is in fact sanskrit and means "subconscious inclination". [..] The subliminal inclinations and habit patterns which, as driving forces, color and motivate one's attitudes and future actions [and] are the conglomerate results of subconscious impressions (samskaras) created through experience" (quote taken from The Global Oneness Commitment). In other words, a vasana is something subconscious that drive you to do something. You are either driven to do this something because of a habit you have (like smoking after a meal), or because of something you have learned earlier (like wanting to pet a cat as it goes by because you know it feels good to do so.)

So what does this have to do with this Corrupted 7"? Well, musically they play pretty much the same style of music as they did ten years earlier, when they released their most hailed release: 'Paso Inferior'. The sound is slow, sludgy and ridden with latent violence. Perhaps the latter part, latent violence, is the answer to the question. Perhaps the title relates to the urge of crushing someones neck? Then again, perhaps not. But no matter the urge, it's not pretty. It's more like the urges that drag your soul through metaphysical gritty sewage. I'm pretty sure the hinduists wouldn't have praised this side of the vasanas.

Out of the three releases they made this year, this is the one most typical for what I consider to be Corrupted's sound. It's also clearly, in my ears, the best of the three. While the two more original releases aren't that bad, it seems they just aren't able to replicate the same extreme filth as before. And, in my opinion, that was a very important part of their music. In other words, those who want back to their releases of the mid 90's, this is the one your vasanas would want you to have.

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Tracklist :
1. Vasana (Part 1)
2. Vasana (Part 2)

Duration : Approx. 14 minutes

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Reviewed on 2012-12-20 by Arnstein H. Pettersen
Aesthetic Death
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