November 07, 2011

☼ Brobdingnagian – TortureStainedDisaster EP

Brobdingnag is a fictional land occupied by giants in Jonathan Swift's satirical novel Gulliver's Travels. Lemuel Gulliver visits the land after the ship on which he is travelling is blown off course and he is separated from a party exploring the unknown land. Hence a Brobdingnagian is a resident of that place. Brobdingnagian is also a one-man project whose main goal is to experiment.
I originally heard the mysterious Brobdingnagian on the Rusty Axe compilation disc and the tribute to outsider black metal legends Von that Rusty Axe put out, “Sacrifice At The Altar Of The Satanic Blood Angel,” and both of their contributions to the compilations were hideous, intoxicating blots of primitive black metal so corroded by noise and distortion that they sounded as much like some old UK industrial noise group as they were basement black metal, blown out and damaged, a wailing psychotic mass of blackened riffs and droning feedback and anguished white-noise vocals that positioned Brobdingnagian somewhere close to the abstract dungeon blackness of bands like Abruptum, Altars, Enbilulugugal and Emit, adding super strident black metal and even some droning and clashing doom passages.
Those compilation songs were clearly not noisy enough for Rusty Axe, as the label then released this four song, half-an-hour long EP from the band; the music on this release is even more deranged than their previous tracks, and there are several points on “TortureStainedDisaster” where Brobdingnagian moves away from anything remotely resembling what we'd call black metal. (I think the new genre buzzwords are ‘Black Noise’ and ‘Dungeon Metal’)
Limited to 501 pieces.

Release Year(s): 2008
Artist(s) Country: USA
Label(s): Rusty Axe Records

Track Listing:
01. Smeared Faces In The Ruins (3:30)
02. Harvester Of Disease (9:50)
03. TortureStainedDisaster (8:42)
04. Poison Tongue // Bloody Throat [Havohej cover] (8:07)

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