Raw and ancient mysticism affixes itself to the brutal realities of isolationist destruction across the intensely focused sprawl of Oblive's "Slovenian Darkness/Krokodil Warfare," a militaristic descent into crumbling bass textures and wind-splintered sickly psychic cracking. The inherent darkness and folklore of Slovenia is evoked throughout the three pieces here, a conjuring of the inky black through extreme, blistered, and punishing wall deconstructionism. Oblive's depth and deft manipulations result in compositions that bear little in common with the usual all out assault of HNW; instead there's a distinct uneasiness and intense anxiety found in these pieces, a fear of the nether forces acting beyond the realms of the known, manifesting themselves in ways both covert and insidious. The night is alive and hungry.
Altar Of Waste is pleased to release this exploration of history and hallucination, both factual and legendary. Slovenia is a land of magic and torment, and Oblive harnesses both in their fractured auditory attack. Packaged in a DVD case, with artwork and construction by Jeff Landgraf and Cory Strand, in a limited edition of 15 hand-numbered copies. $10 ppd. in the United States, $18 rest of world.