Phal:Angst- Phase IV- CD/ Digital/ LP ( Bloodshed666 )
This seems to a second proper release from this Austrian Industrial Post Metal act. As the album begins it reminds me of those 90’s Industrial Rock album from Metropolis, Cop intl and Re Construction label. I would say Nothing Records as well esp early on. They are guitar heavy electronica with spoken vocals and programmed drums. You all know where I’m going with this correct? There are some eastern elements as well has those Avant Post Rock vibes going on through out the album. If you were into bands like Pigface, Murder Inc, Lunar Bear Ensemble and P.I.L. The more I listen I hear those Invisible Records artist as well. Mixed in with Mogwai and Caspian . This really is Industrial Post Rock with metallic elements . Phal:Angst is going to be an amazing journey for some and total boredom for those that do not like to hear music experiment with minimalist electronics, droning guitars and industrial vocals / spoken word moments. I love the bluesy/ Spaghetti westren overtones mixed into this well. Phal:Angst are clearly a musical trip into unknown realms very few have traveled before. I really feel this could be something that Mike Patton created or something the NYC label Tzadik would be interested in releasing. With each track this album becomes more interesting and dragging me deeper in . Great work on this album I now need to go back and hear the last.. Oh doesn’t hurt that Justin Brodrick and MC Dalek are on this as well.