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on August 6, 2009
GREYMACHINE - Disconnected
Me, being a huge Jesu fan as well a loyal ISIS fan, it was only natural for me to check this out. Let me just start by saying, this album is HUGE! Huge in the fact that the bass alone is enough to whirl one into a seizure (see the track "Wasted") and leave them comatose for weeks, maybe even months. Ok, enough figurative metaphors, lets delve into the music. _Disconnected_ is a journey through middle earth with its peaks and valleys and rigid tempo changes. The "Vocals" used throughout the album sound like they were recorded in some crater on the planet Gilese. They add a ferocious and nightmarish vibe to the already creepy/intense atmosphere that the music is creating. By the time you know what hits you, its too late, Mr. Turner and Mr. Broadrick have already sucked you into their abyss of twisted sounds, chaotic chants and menacing guitar swells of mountainous proportions. I def. get a SWANS vibe from this record, reminds me of _Soundtracks For the Blind_ in certain spots as well as _The Great Annihilator_ which, are two of my favorite SWANS albums so the more influence they pull from M. Gira and Co. the better I say. Each and every song on _Disconnected_ is punishing, ethereal, unrelenting and IMO, beautiful. I love how they incorporate the "Signal transmission" sounds throughout most of the piece, it really adds to the otherworldly aura that they are going for on this recording. A lot of people wont understand this album being that, its a super dense and challenging listen with a ton of layers and sounds going on on top of one another. Repeated listens will reveal the beauty underneath the madness. Word of warning to Jesu and ISIS fans, *This album is NOTHING like Justin's or Aaron's other projects* so proceed with caution.
I recommend this to anyone who enjoys the challenge of digesting a really, really heavy album. It left me in awe by the third listen. Ive been waiting for this collab. for a long time and now that its finally here, im going to wallow in it. Amazing record, BUY IT!