Wednesday, 6 February 2008
IRON LUNG – SEXLESS//NO SEX CD (PRANK 092)
The second full length from this duo and they continue with their insane wall of noise that is dubbed power-violence. For just two people, they sure know how to conjure up an incredible sound. Saying that, it is power-violence by numbers – slow heavy breakdowns that change gear in a split second and you are shaken awake by the ferocious breakneck speed and mental chord changes. It’s done really well and the fact that the sound quality is second to none definitely helps lift them above the norm in this genre. They definitely take notes from the masters, INFEST, DROP DEAD and CROSSED OUT continuing where they left off. Following the lyrics, I get the impression that they either work in a hospital or an old peoples home, or read a lot of William Burroughs along with watching b-movies? Strapped to machines and the prolonging of death is the order of the day. Extra points for having Nick Blinko artwork on the front and the text of the booklet are dissimilar to Nick’s own pen work. Need your noise fix? IRON LUNG will deliver the goods.
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