Dust Of Obscure Devastation
Review by JD on August 20, 2018.
I have done a review on this Netherland based band before, and it had been not a good one to say the least (0.5 out of 10). It was one of those albums that made absolutely no sense whatsoever and made no real impression other than being bad. It was one of my lowest ratings I have ever done, but as I look at the new release from Prickrott I find myself still hopeful as all fuck.
Described as industrial black metal with grindcore – this band seems to have cornered the market on influences, as they seem to have so many styles and sub genres rolled up into what they do. It ended up creating a confusing and unappealing record last time but I was hoping this now four piece would have straightened the ship from the last most horrible release.
From the first full track, there was some change. They seem to have streamlined their sound into a more focused direction and using those influences better. Tracks like "Pest Control" and "A Dead Audience" show some strides and actually are pretty damn good, yet other tracks still hold that confusion card that seems to muddy everything. It is heavy as fuck, but even that sometimes seems to never save those songs.
I gave Prickrott a very low rating last time (0.5 out of 10), and rightfully so. This time, they have earned a completely respectable rating – not super high by any stretch of the imagination, but it shows the band has addressed some things and are on the road to being a very solid band in the not-so-distant future.
Rating: 5.3 out of 10