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Sektor 304

"Soul Cleansing" CD

Malignant Records

Genre: industrial brutalization


March 2010

Raging industrial guitars, dark ambience, angry vocals, and electronic beats characterize this vicious offering from Sektor 304. These folks are mad, and this comes out well on a track like “Power Exchange,” which is a scorching apocalypse of discordant guitar strikes, noxious aggro-beats, assertive vocals, and building layers of feedback noise. The record doesn't wade much from this nihilistic premise, although some tracks hold off on the vicious assault, eschewing rhythmic structure for a less noisy (but still irate) mode of assertion – for example, ten minute “Death Mantra,” which fades into a long stretch of menacing ambience, or epic closer “Final Transmission,” an extended evil noise jam. This is brutal stuff, to say the least.

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Michael Tau

[Vitals: 9 tracks, distributed by the label, released 2009]