MONUMENTS ARE NO GOOD TO THE DEAD "EARTH'S HUM, VOL. II" CDr (AOW 123)
The second volume of an ongoing five-volume project dedicated to the HUM, Monuments Are No Good To The Dead's "Earth's Hum, Vol. II" is a devastating suite of mid-range static abuse and perfectly engineered walls of crunchy belligerence, staking claim in a space that I've heard few HNW acts work in before. The sounds here are jagged and knifelike, crumbling shards of mountain raining across a lightning-stained sky, falling into ravaged pockets of distressed and choking soil. The song of the earth is diseased and loping towards inconsequence, forgettability. Soon there will be naught but ash but before that great blank there shall be a reaping, a vision of scythes in the sky brought to life in full bloody and visceral exposition. Grind yourself into dust and ferment deep in the earth.
Based on a very real and haunting natural phenomena, MANGTTD's project gives voice to the death knells of a planet. More details on the project are available here: