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Rape Victim Revenge - I Kill Rich Cunts [Crystal Lake Tapes/Worthless Recordings - 2013]

Rape Victim Revenge is a HNW project from Washington State USA, and this C30 is the projects second release after a self released c60 that appeared in late 2011. This tape takes in two side long tracks of head roasting & brutal walled-noise.

Both tracks here are untitled, and each is as unforgiving as the other. So first up we have side A’s “Untitled” track, and this is a pummelling & head-pining mixture of the following elements: rapid low-to-mid ranged juddering noise, mid-to-higher range jittering noise, and a line of  billowing ‘n’ static ripping low end noise.  For most of the track the ‘wall’ remains fairly fixed & firm in it’s attack- sure there is some slight movement with in the textural patterns, but as a walled mass it’s fairly firm & solid; with the mid to higher pitch jittering making an enjoyable counterpart to the more meaty & low end bone grinding tones. At the seventh minute the ‘wall’ breaks down into a more simplistic mix of low end billowing & grating mid range hand break jittering- and this gives the whole thing quite a searing almost punk noise feel. By around the 8th minute the track has returned to it’s more thicker patterned mix of  jittering, juddering, and rapidly billowing noise, but now the textural weave does seem some what altered. As the track nears it’s last few minutes the tones nicely starts to loosen & spin apart, yet there still (just) remain in a consistent textured pattern.   All told it’s a nicely thick & punishing track, and I enjoyed the subtle textural shifts as well as the more pronounced sudden shift that happens around the mid way point

Over onto side two, and we of course have the second “untitled” track. This track is built around a mix of: tightly wound rumbling & juddering low-end, & jittering mid-to- high ranged noise.  The low end part of the track has a nice pummelling & grinding feel to it, while the jittering element has quite a violent & shifting feel to it. This ‘wall’ is certainly more active than the first track, as both elements have a fair bit of searing & violent shift about them, yet the whole thing remain brutally thick though-out most of it’s run-time. it’s only in it’s last few minute that the tones switch dominance-with one thining back while the other becomes more punishing.

I must say I rather enjoyed both sides of tape on offer here, as each track is a fine example of thick & punishing walled noise, which pins you down & never lets you go. I can see this appealing to fans of Dead Bodies Collecton’s more brutal & battering walled noise. The tape comes in a edition of twenty one copies- so you still might get lucky & score one. I look forward to hearing more of this projects work in the future.

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

Roger Batty
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