I've owned this record for a while, and seenthe band live too.
I can't say that this is nice sounding piece of work. It's really grim.
Lots of noises and strange rythms. It sounds like a nightmare. A proper horrible one. And it just keeps rumbling on.
It isn;t something you'd put on to relax to, and it's certainly not bacjground music.
Throbbing Gristle comparisons are obvious, but knowing the direct connection to another horrible sounding band (Khanate - look them up if you don't know who this band are), it becomes easier to digest what's going on and feels like a natural, if dramatic, progression from the emptier sounds of the aformentioned band.
As with all noise acts, it can become tiring to plough through it. So many other acts are willing to rest on their laurels and drag a song out for twenty minuets or more, and you could be forgiven for rolling your eyes at this prospect once the sounds from 'This Face' start to ooze out of your speakers.
Everything steps up a gear at the half way mark with Backyard Frontier. As furious and pummeling a piece of sustained evil as you'll ever hear. The track makes a welcome return at the end of the record too.
The rest of the album create a dimension where this track can be controlled. It becomes obious now, just how well produced the record is. So many swirling noises, it would be easy to dismiss it as such, but there is a real clarity unlike many other records of it's ilk that I've listened to.
Then, almost suddenly, it ends. Silence. I feel horrible.