BARZEL: A SHIELD OF DEFENCE AND THE WORD OF THE SON OF BLOOD
CD: Topheth Prophet TP003 [2004]


The Authentic Jewish Idea
Beta Youth March No. 1 (Strength & Honor)
Ploughshares & Swords
By Blood and Fire
Mobilization (For Vladimir Ze‚ev Jabotinsky)
Resistance
Milchemet Brera / Jewish Steel
Masada Shall Not Fall Again
For The Fallen
A Shield of Defence and the Word of the Son of Blood (Ezor Magen U-ne‚um
Ben Ha-Dam)

Jewish culture and history, I’m shamed to say, I know very little about. I know that for some reason, which I still can’t fathom out, the Jews have been persecuted since the beginning of time. I’m also aware of the atrocities and genocide that the Jews have had to tolerate in the 20th century and that hatred hasn’t disappeared even today. That is the sum of my pitiful knowledge.

When I saw the cover stating "Militant Jewish Industrial" I was slightly worried that here might be a propaganda exercise put to music that would be off-putting to those intolerant of all things Jewish. Forget those preconceptions. Put aside your religious bigotry and just enjoy a great piece of power electronics. Barzel work very much within the styles of Propergol, Folkstorm, Today I’m Dead etc. Utilising samples from radio / film and distorted vocals over ear crunching noise this recording will go down as a classic amongst fans of this genre. Huge waves of reverberation threaten to blow up the speakers as the sonics go into overload mode. Throbbing with the power and energy of a nuclear blast the music of Barzel deserves a place within anyone’s collection. Awesome in other words.

Clear your mind, clear your room of precious ornaments, and be prepared to experience the second coming in power / noise electronics.


ANM

[Barzel] / [Topheth Prophet]

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