Dienstag, 23. Oktober 2012

War From A Harlots Mouth - Voyeur

War From A Harlots Mouth 2012
The earth is being polluted. Minorities are oppressed and exploited. Whole families are eradicated. Animals are being tortured. Men go insane out of social anxiety and disorder. The sky turns black. And War From A Harlots Mouth compose the soundtrack.

Voyeur is the opposite of everything you've ever heard. It's raw and fierce screams will make you feel uncomfortable, it's strings-parts will send shivers of fear down your spine. And if that isn't already enough, it's no-holds-barred low end will haunt you in your sleep.


Voyeur Album Artwork by Richey Beckett

Voyeur is the logic consequence of MMX - a simple "Fuck you" to all kinds of conformity and trends in extreme music. Voyeur features all of the Berliner's core strenghts: Extreme blasting, speed and technique, Meshuggah-esque parts, Mathcore, exhausting mid-tempo and perfect, heavy production. So far so good.

But War From A Harlots Mouth still know how to surprise. "The Black Lodge" features a nice melodic guitar solo - a novelty. The record is held together by well-working string parts (yep, no Jazz-parts here) But the biggest surprise are clean vocals in the song "Scopophobia" (see video below). While some may be put off, I personally think that they work just fine.

With Voyeur, War From A Harlots finally claim their spot in the musical world. While they already started distinguishing themselves a long time ago, they now seem to have found their place. And that's a good thing. 

To sum it up: Voyeur is a challenging record, it is a heavy, almost indigestive hunk, it is like a gastric ulcer. But if you're in too deep, it won't let go of you anymore. 

Did I mention that it's a good year for music?

Scopophobia Lyric Video




To The Villains Drum Video





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