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MÜL : Monomentum

The first track on this demo lasts a whole 20 minutes, 6 of which are a dark ambient/industrial intro. The song then continues throughout the remaining 14 minutes with pounding upon pounding of really heavy doom/death and slow grunts. Well, nearly all of the time at least. This track, like all the others, have an occasional outburst of something else like jazzy stuff or uptempo death metal.

One of the most remarkable things about this release is that the drone elements have largely vanished. Instead the music has had a dose of expermentation added to it. I swear I can even hear a female voice singing in the background sometimes. I'm sure I hear a piano too. But both elements are so far into the background that you're not able to hear or enjoy them unless you listen carefully. But the strangest bit of all has to be the mad electronic bit in the middle of track 2. It scared me the first time I heard the track because I was nowhere near being prepared for that.

The music remains depressed and anguished throughout most of the demo. It relaxes a bit on a few occasions, but otherwise it's a pretty intense release. Despite its slow pace, it doesn't stop being interesting after you've spun it twice. In fact you'd probably need a couple of spins just to get the hang of the music. Fans of the heavy, unmelodic sort of doom/death should listen to this.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Monomentum
2. Unsilenced
3. Human Vindice

Duration : Approx. 42 minutes

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Reviewed on 09-02-2006 by Arnstein Petersen
Hate Your Guts Records
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