REVIEW
WEEPING BIRTH - Anosognosic Industry of the I
Released: June 18th, 2008 | Label: Conatus | Rating: 6/10 | Reviewer: PSL | Provided by: Conatus



01. Then the Moon Came
02. Hurle la Mort
03. Totalitarian Grievance
04. I Was
05. Detestable Birth Tapestries with Snakes Embroidered
06. Der Tanz der Toten
07. Vaginal Secretions
08. Orgasmic Fetid Breath
09. Love, Death's Betrothed
10. Immobile
11. Mutisme
12. Shadowless
13. La Mauvais Oeil

You can't expect a CD that clocks almost 74 minutes to be interesting the whole way and it's no different with Anosognosic Industry of the I, but I still think it's remarkable what Vladimir Cochet shows on his latest effort. The music is a mix of death metal like Hate Eternal and black metal in the vein of Emperor. Usually I don't appreciate a blend like this at all and Anosognosic Industry of the I don't make me think otherwise, but I admit Vladimir does a good job doing what he does. However the music does get somewhat strenuous in the long run.

The songs are detailed and moving thanks to a considerable use of electronic samples. The song-writing is decent and Vladimir show he's good at coming up with some atypical ideas along the way. However things do tend to get dragged out a little too long now and then. It's rare to hear a one-man project where the drum-programming is done as believable as it is on Anosognosic Industry of the I, but sometimes it gets a little out of hand like on "Love, Death's Betrothed" and "La Mauvais Oeil" - the drums sound way too computerized. The production is clinical, industrial and compact. It fits well with the feel of the music.

Anosognosic Industry of the I is an alright release, but it's an effort that first and foremost will appeal to fans of Emperor and black metal inspired death metal and I'm neither.





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