Friday, 14 November 2014
Mutter - Trashed Body
Genre/s: Atmospheric Black Metal, DSBM, Experimental Black Metal, Ambient
For Fans Of: Mamaleek, Wolves In The Throne Room, Locrian, Jesu, Pink City
Black metal is no stranger to synthesizers and guitar-less tracks - but to extend that beyond a single ambient track on an album and to foreground the synth as the main instrument in the band is something else. Enter Mutter, a Western Massachusetts project that does just this.
On Trashed Body, the synthesizer is used to created lush drones and harsh oscillating burst of sound layered on top of each other to create an all encompassing wall of sound. Utilizing a drum machine as the means of percussion, Mutter switches between a more traditional black metal drum sound and a heavily distorted, electronic drum sound that borders on EBM or industrial. Combined with the washed out vocals, this thing just pummels you with this constant barrage of stark, experimental black metal and frost ambiance.
1. Hell Is Your Body
2. Mud Wasp
3. A Stranger In Your House
4. Spore Breather
5. Dry Cum