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Going back to the mid-90’s, the obscure Austin, TX outfit Korperschwache (German for “organic decay”) has issued a steady stream of releases into the deep underground, landing somewhere between the early UK noise rock scene, the skull-rupturing power of Japan’s more extreme noise artists, the massive gravitational pull and formless guitar crush of bands like Earth and the Melvins at their most art-damaged, and, in more recent years, a filthy, blackened, low-fidelity underbelly that hints at the mutated black metal of bands like Abruptum, Necrofrost, and Vondur. The majority of these older releases have long been out of print, but now, in conjunction with the brand new Evil Walks album, Crucial Blast has assembled a series of reissues of early Korperschwache material, some of which has never been heard by anyone outside the band’s immediate circle. 1996’s Blood Everywhere takes the band into more regions of harsh noise, but with masses of blasted, blackened activity lurking beneath each track. The half-hour “Castration on the Installment Plan” blends vicious black noise with ultra-distorted vokills and crumbling walls of blown-out distortion into a hellish blast that sounds like Canadian band Wold. “Godfucked” is of similar length but even noisier, starting with warped melodic noise, chirping feedback and earthshaking bass frequencies that resembles the likes of Incapacitants or Government Alpha. The closing deathvision “Maggots Feeding at the Bottom of the Deathpile” is a fusion of overmodulated synth arpeggios and blackened noise that’s structured into a menacing, futuristic groove.
#1 Castration On The Installment Plan
#3 Maggots Feeding At The Bottom Of The Deathpile (Bonus Track)