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Live At Colonia Dignidad

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Live At Colonia Dignidad

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Type: Full-Length
Release Date: November 25th, 2009
Genre: Avant-Garde, Doom, Drone
1. Soon Be Here, Prince Of Sleep
2. Return To The Source
3. Let It Pour, Let It Pour
4. Suck My Spear, Servant Of Satan
5. Feel The Funeral Breeze
6. Feel The Strength
7. Overwhelm Me, Black Sorrow
8. Meet Me At The Iron Place
9. Support The Satanic Youth

Review by Anna on March 10, 2010.

Listening to this album is like reading diary accounts of someone's severely fucked up life, and apparently mind... at times humorous, often times sobering, and many times heart-wrenching. Quite frankly, this work of art is honest as fuck. It is only through this level of dignified honesty that one can connect to a work on such an intimate level. "Live At Colonia Dignidad" is a glimpse into a psyche that's trudged through the most putrid cesspits of life, a point where nothing but the raw filth of your unyielding, agonizing existence is felt. It will certainly conjure forth what pain lies deep within you, and if you're anything like me, a most extreme and maternal sympathy. A journey through this mind-altering insanity offers a purifying release in the most enlightening of ways.

This work is first and foremost a free-form emotional outlet of subsequent spiritual cleansing, not something to pick up if you're looking to be entertained. For the sake of the "music" aspect of this review, there is a basis in depressive doom accompanied by a stream of vocalized agony, with elegant yet sparse instrumental utterings in between. Yes Sir Albert does sing a bit, and if you think it's worth it to pick this up for the two tracks of his beautiful voice tugging on your heartstrings then you know what to do. But thou must take heed: you have NOT experienced the true essence of this work if you have not perused the visual art accompanying the music. It is vital to the utterly sublime experience of "Live At Colonia Dignidad".

Categorical Rating Breakdown

Musicianship: 7.2
Atmosphere: 9.5
Production: 10
Originality: 10
Overall: 10

Rating: 9.3 out of 10