WORLD DOWNFALL: AMONG THE ZOMBIES + WAR IS MONEY + CULTURE IS A LIE
3 x CDR: Noise Annihilation [2006]
Ltd x 100


Among The Zombies
Primitive
Among The Zombies
Dismiss The Thoughts
Alienated Labor
Tribe
Industrialism Has Killed
Prior To Civilization
Action!
They Lead You
Wild

War Is Money
Let's Hope Is Not Enough
Burn Civilization
War Is Money
Megamachine
End Is Near
Confusion Reign
Psychological War
Disgrace Now & After
Ill Effects

Culture Is A Lie
We Do Not Exist
Dangerous Motherfucker
Anti-Work
Self-Organisation
Culture Is A Lie
Inhabitable
There's No Justice
Marxist Police State

The eagle soared high amongst the clouds. Down below, in a field of rich pasture, 100 rabbits sat munching away enjoying the sunlit day. The eagle saw them. He picked his prey. He swooped. His body a finely honed killing machine. Wings folded in to aid descent he dived ever onward. At the last moment his sharpened talons stretched out and dug into the soft fur of his intended target. Stuck in a vice like grip the rabbit found himself flying upwards, away from family and friends, to his ultimate demise. ‘Why me?’ was his last cohesive thought.

And I can emphasise with that rabbit. ‘Why me?’ I thought when presented with this 3 x CDR release from World Downfall. You read that right. 3 x CDRs. The last time I reviewed a 3 x CD release was for the V/A - "Don’t hunt what you can’t kill" noisefest release on the L.White record label [read review here]. That, I thought at the time was a task in a half, but at least there was some variety on offer there. Not so here. If only. If only.

Recorded between 2003 - 2004 this release brings together, in one happy bundle, three World Downfall recordings for you to immerse yourself in. The work of one Steve Bouchard, and possibly others… damned if I know, at least you do know who to blame when they cart you away to the mental institution. Limited to only 100 copies and housed in a digipak styled 6" package full of montages it is a work of dedicated love on the part of the record label. With three discs to review I’ll keep this as short as humanely possible:

1: "Culture is a lie" …8 tracks recorded 2004. Old styled extreme electronic noise with assorted distorted rhetoric being spouted. Painful and aggressively terrifying.

2: "War is Money …9 tracks recorded 2003. Old styled extreme electronic noise with assorted distorted rhetoric being spouted. Painful and aggressively terrifying. Which shows a pattern being developed here.

3. "Among the Zombies" …10 tracks recorded 2003. Old styled extreme electronic noise with assorted distorted rhetoric being spouted. Painful and aggressively terrifying. I rest my case about the developing pattern.

This in one (or should that be three) fucking angry recordings. Anti-Corporations. Anti-Government. Anti-Police. Anti-bloody-everything. You name it and World Downfall are probably anti-it in one form or another. Playing one cdr at a time is fine. Great noise. Nothing spectacular but fine all the same. Hurts after a while but you kind of get used to it. Having to sit through all three recordings though in one sitting is a different matter entirely. I’ve done so twice already and feel I’m living to regret that dubious decision. My body feels like its gone ten rounds with Mike Tyson in rapist mode with my hands tied behind my back. Not the nicest of experiences in the world.

Conclusion time. 3 x CDRs. Very limited. Appealing to the noise mongers who thrive on being skull fucked without remorse. ‘Why me?’ Because someone had to review it. Nothing more to be said.

ANM

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