Release DetailsLABEL Code666
RELEASED ON 4/17/2007
Control Human Delete
Terminal World Perspective
posted on 6/2007 By:
Those acquainted with Code666 know the experimental label is steeped in post-black metal that is often laced with electronic wonderment of a high degree. Evidence of such can be readily found in signees like The Axis of Perdition, Herrschaft, and now Control Human Delete. Hailing from the Netherlands, these industrial post-black metallers have created a rock solid debut in the form of Terminal World Perspective, which is also lyrically and conceptually deep.
“Eclipse” functions as the introduction, but “Protocol of Systematic Belief” truly introduces the listener to the brand of metal that Control Human Delete wields during much of the 71-minute Terminal World Perspective. Specifically, TWP is fast and furious black metal that is also largely infused with electronics, though it does have its fair share of ambient interludes that temporarily eschew BM. “Transpherium” and “Absolution” are each 11-minute examples of tedious ambient tracks that many will skip once familiarity sets in. Some will also naturally bemoan the drum programming, especially when the double bass reaches unrealistic speeds in “Operation: Genesis Reprise,” but for the most part, the drums suffice. In addition, there’s an abundance of soundclips, though they are spaced appropriately throughout. What CHD excel at, however, is crafting alarming, unnerving passages, which can be heard during the powerful beginnings of “Spectrum of Divine Nature,” “Global Storm Element,” and elsewhere. Other songs are generally well-written, too, but fail to stand out as much as those cited above. Don’t forget to investigate the liner notes either, since they contain lofty ideas and terrific photographs.
In spite of the filler, the positives do outweigh the negatives, so Terminal World Perspective deserves a reasonable amount of acclaim. Code666 have done it again, but that shouldn’t come as a surprise. In all likelihood, this will appeal to followers of Aborym, Dødheimsgard, Satyricon, Thorns and any other band whose sound is in a parallel vein.
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