honestly not been sure how I'd tackle this. This music really gets to me, and
not really in a pleasant way. It's downright creepy! The word tortuous is used
in the promo material, and I tend to agree. Don't get me wrong; it's not torture
in the sense that this is noise. No, it's in fact quite beautiful.
The thing is, metal can be dark and brutal and grim. But most of the time, it's
in a comic book kind of way. Cannibal Corpse, I mean, it's really just a horror
comic book. This stuff, though, it sounds so...serious.
It's downright haunting.
And eventhough it is now late here in my hotel room in Enfield, Connecticut, and
I have to get up early tomorrow because I have meetings, I know that I have stay
up a bit longer and listen to something else after these 72 minutes of darkness
pure. If I don't, I won't be able to fall asleep. I can sense it in my bones.
You could argue that I'm too sensible and a softie, but, hey, so be it - fact is
that these two Brits are onto something that is nerve shattering if you're in
the right mood. As disburbing as the artwork of the accompanying CD booklet,
If I have bad dreams tonight, I know whom to blame, that's for sure.