Sometimes, when band’s describe their forthcoming album in press releases or on their Web sites, I’ll read their boastful characterizations about how this is their most potent release to date, and I get turned off. By the end of it, I gives not a fuck about listening to the bloody record. But other times, the band’s description makes me salivate for the LP. Such is the case with Aborym’s fifth studio set, Psychogrotesque.
The black metal outfit claim the new disc — composed of one epic track — tells the “realistic story about the horrific human aridity and its fragile impotence.” Come again? That just sounds so heady, I have to soak it in. I need this record as soon as possible, because I don’t know what that means. I have an idea, but I’m sure I’m not even close.
Furthermore, Psychogrotesque is “a social metaphor, uncomfortable but very current, treated cynically…through a story set in a mental hospital, which suggests that he used his pen with an absolute commitment and the determination to keep off Aborym from the banality and clichés both ideological/aptitudinal and musical that saturate the extreme metal scene.”
Yeah, what Aborym said, you fuck! I like the psycho ward angle. Season of Mist — who will release the disc November 23 — needs to send me this album yesterday. I am intrigued beyond comprehension.
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