CDR: Void Rekordz 007 
Ltd x 50
Ritual Of Silence
Ritual Of Blood
Ritual Of Submission
Art Of Self Destruction
expect the unexpected and never build your hopes up. Some cunt will inevitably
let you down. When the latest batch of stuff came in for me to review
it was this release by Kult that my grubby little mitts went to first.
The sixth chapter in the evolution of the group by ‘Raven B’,
and assisted here by ‘K’, was eagerly anticipated since first
coming into contact with them through their split releases with Niegrzeczna
Pensjonarka and Humiliation. Here was a group who seemed destined to put
the ‘S’ back into sex, sleaze, sodomy and S & M. Dominance
and submission for Industrial acolytes everywhere. Visiting their website
with the prevailing provocative images seemed to only reinforce this view.
Sadly it’s all gone badly wrong this time around. Not so much Venus
in furs as Venus in tatty Tesco plastic bags.
Where to start. Making a recording that’s 9 parts power electronics
to 1 part dark ambience probably wasn’t the best of ideas. The power
electronics parts, although well produced, don’t exactly set the
world on fire. A slightly tweaked version combining the sounds of Brighter
Death Now and Megaptera with more lucid demented vocals does not stretch
the imagination by any means. No matter how good they are. The darker
ambient passages works better but again could have done with a more reinforced
sound and far better voice samples than on display here. "Hybris"
doesn’t hit the G Spot as it should. There a huge gaping hole waiting
to be filled by someone willing to put out a record that’s sexy
yet aurally challenging and disturbing. That mixes dark sonic sound sculptures
with appropriate samples of a far more ‘mature’ nature. Sadly
"Hybris" is not that recording. They sell themselves short.
Teasing with tantalising titillation but failing to come up with the goods.
The illusion of impending greatness so steadfastly built up with the earlier
releases hasn’t born fruit. Although that’s not to say it’s
a total waste of time. Far from it. But just thinking of what might have
been is the real disappointment. No intense orgasm here. Just a poor mans
wet dream. Maybe next time they’ll fully realise their promise and
potential. Love lies limp in all its flaccid glory.
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