Sunday, August 12, 2012


Lethe's first HNW recordings since the "Theodore Robert Bundy" set eschew all out violence in favor of a more stagnant and contemplative approach, dialing the volume down ever so slightly to achieve a more mesmerizing and overall "ambient" effect.  Like one million washing machines running at the bottom of the ocean, the two gargantuan pieces comprising "Abandonment To Failure" churn and circle endlessly, becoming monolithic in their suicidal obstinancy.
Life is a parade of disillusionments and disappointments, a catalogue of mediocrity that we try to dress up as meaningful.  Alone, at night, we're forced to assess the actualities and recognize that the efforts aren't being rewarded, that our wants are not being satisified, that existence trudges on and crumples us in its desecrating march towards death.  "Dreams Become As Shit" and "Make Another Excuse" form a dual commentary on this sense of inner sorrow, a knell for the ascendancy of hopelessness.
Altar Of Waste is pleased to present "Abandonment To Failure" in a DVD case with minimalist artwork assembled by Cory Strand, in a limited edition of 10 hand-numbered copies.  $15 ppd. in the United States, $23 rest of world.


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