Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Spin Magazine on "Within The Walls"

Spin Magazine

Written by: Christopher R. Weingarten


Bloodyminded, Within the Walls (BloodLust!)
Long-standing power-electronics fang-sharpeners go the Wolf Eyes route for a couple of songs here ("All the Cities are Occupied," Locrian cover "Inverted Ruins"), often opting for desolate landscapes instead of the confrontational blast of their last album, in 2006, which opened with a song called "Visiting an Ex-Girlfriend in the Hospital (AIDS Ward)." These tracks create dissonance — not in a harsh way, but in a low-key, lightweight-nauseating way, Davy Jones music of creaking boards and blackened seas and sounds that swell and fall. In the more grueling parts, the five members create a dense tapestry of swirling feedback, and a multiple-vocal assault they say is inspired by bands like Extreme Noise Terror and Crass. The rest depends on your tolerance for Whitehouse-gone-Pantera yells of "Repentence! Humiliation! Confession! Shame! Regret! Guilt! Shame! Regret! Guilt!"