Release DetailsLABEL Ravenheart Productions
RELEASED ON 1/1/2004
Extermination Processing Tower
posted on 9/2006 By:
Mystery and a sense of impending doom plague this release worse than Boy George’s career as a New York street cleaner. Objekt 4’s Extermination Processing Tower would serve as a perfect soundtrack to the kind of atmospheric horror film that actually scares you, which means no cheap thrills (Japanese pop horror, I am looking at you), no overwrought and cheesy plot details (fuck you, Eli Roth), and nothing left unexplored.
Doors creak and the suspense lingers long enough to hear salty sweat hit concrete. It’s hard to believe that something substantial and fairly rhythmic could from a project so stubbornly unclassifiable. The beat pulsates and changes so quickly that you actually feel like you’re in a vortex with a life of its own. Your best bet in enjoying this release is to lie down completely and let the atmosphere overtake you. Gusts of wind, dripping rainfall, and other effects play an integral role in creating an environment that lends itself to an authentic sense of horror. Objekt 4’s ability to develop entire tracks that build on separate narratives is impressive.
If only actual modern horror films would implement these kinds of tracks! Instead we get these immediate throwaways that are designed for cheap, quick shock. Nobody remembers the scores of modern horror, but in the 60s and 70s composers like Goblin added their unique touch to add to what were already brilliantly directed stories. Now this isn’t metal, but it’s terrifying and creepy all the same, harnessing qualities that are essential to the more horrific elements of heavy metal. Do I recommend that you run out and buy this ASAP? No. This is something you should do your research on, because it’s certainly not for everybody. But for an atmospheric collection of terrifying sound, it functions as an example of excellence. If I had the money to fund one of my own horror scripts, I wouldn’t hesitate to call on Objekt 4 for the score.
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