Review: Masters of entropy Resuscitator emanate evil from this release of primitive but avant-garde experimental black metal. Using harmonics to guide riff composition, Resuscitator move from the evident and boring tendencies of simplistic black metal to more bizarre and often extraneous but sometimes, apocalyptic and lucid, structures.
These tonal ideas are not central to any unification themes or concepts, so they float atop random and atonal passages of simple twisted-wire-ends riffs and jarring dissonant bridges; they function to enhance the essential quality of this band, which is doom and the encompassing feeling of moribund anti-futurism.
1. Father of Obscurity
3. Black Funeral
4. Servants of the Darkest Throne
5. Grant Us the Passage
6. Legions from the Past
Vocals chant in hoarse thick throated diatribe, following naggingly simplistic riffs down a pumping base of rock proportion drumming. Choruses in the older Greek black metal style, with melody riding resistant rhythms to a confirmation conclusion, come to great effect here between verses of ranting tom drums against alpha-synchronizing strum patterns.
The naievete of these riffs may irritate the listener after some time, but credit goes to the band: each song is immediately distinguishable from the others and even though patched together in places they seem an honest effort with potential for power in its style but simple beauty in its communicative evocation of morbid darkness.