AZURE EMOTE "Chronicles Of An Aging Mammal"

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AZURE EMOTE "Chronicles Of An Aging Mammal"
  • Album: Chronicles Of An Aging Mammal
  • Year: 2008
  • Label: EPIDEMIE
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  • United States

The music of these Americans sounds like the name of the album... In fact, everything revolves around Mike Hrubovcak, the one activating in projects like MONSTROSITY, DIVINE RAPTURE or VILE. Avantgarde Death Metal is the style we're dealing with, along many melodic sequences, yet saturated in unfamiliar combinations of Experimental, Industrial, Noise or Electronic. We find hints of ULVER, ARCTURUS, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, and RED HARVEST, put together in an odd way, especially as Laurie Ann Haus is a guest as well, known from her activity within RAIN FELL WITHIN, TODESBONDEN or AUTUMN TEARS. I am not quite certain what is the band aiming for with this particular release, as at one stage everything seems to sound like a chaotic blend of styles, each one of them going about its own way... Hard audition, difficult to assimilate this intricate sound. Yet, it is an original one... but even so, it's not enough to be considered a remarkable album.