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Vasectomy Party - The Wulfgar Command II [Forever Escaping Boredom - 2012]

Vasectomy Party is the brainchild of Mr. Hal Harmon, also head of the Forever Escaping Boredom label hailing from Florida, U.S.A.."The Wulfgar Command II" is the first release I listen to from this project, and I must say I'm positively surprised.

Side A's track "Terror On The Roosevelt Tram" starts with spoken word samples and a full blast of rumbling harsh noise, seldom punctuated by distorted industrial metal clanging. The mass of mangled synth and crackle is well rendered, but the real fun comes when the vocals kick in. They're heavily echoed, completely retarded and remind me a lot of classic Streicher rantings. The track proceeds to its safe end with no significant changes.

Side B's "Strike On The Financial District" is more oriented towards synthesizer exploitation and the vocals are more present than on the other side. Vasectomy Party's sound is saturated and overblown, filling the ears completely and leaving no air to breathe. There might be some room for improvement  on the composition side (both sides sound a bit weak  and redundant sometimes) but otherwise I have no complaints about this tape. The terrorism thematics are totally lost on me, and the titles remind me more of the humorous titles of Incapacitants than of bleak memories of suicide bombers. The use of spoken word samples as introduction also feels a bit closer to the world of grindcore than to harsh noise. In fact, even if Vasectomy Party advertise themselves as harsh noise, I'd rather throw a coin to the power electronics territory, because of the use of this genre's trademark vocals, an insistence on buzzing and dull synth manipulation and a slight preference for industrial-ish sounds.

In conclusion, "The Wulfgar Command II" is a good tape and it's definitely worth a listen for anybody who's curious about what's happening in the U.S..I'm definitely up for more!

Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5

Nicola Vinciguerra
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