ATARAXY "A PORTRAYAL OF CANNIBALISM" CDr (AOW 179)
A devastating slab of thick and suffocating HNW madness and carnage from the always exceptional Ataraxy, here exploring perceptions of cannibalism as witnessed by outsiders circa the 16th century. The three towering pieces that make up "A Portrayal Of Cannibalism" are very much in the scourging/scathing vein, with gritty washes of crumbling, dense distortion textures glued to primordially heavy bass tones and rumbles. Curiousity and foreboding give way to pure apocalyptic immolation and the wretched majestic fires of cultural dissassociation. Lost in the jungle but lost in the terrors of your own mind as well, scrambling for clarity and an end to the grotesque images that have burned themselves into your mind. Burning flesh drips away; entrails and flesh slough off of bone and out of cavities and drop into craning, desperately biting mouths. There is no hope, only the rotten stench of the night and fading memories of what life once was before these horrors were born witness to.
Packaged in a DVD case in a limited edition of 15 hand-numbered copies. $10 ppd. in the United States, $23 rest of world.