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Possibly the best album of 2004,
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This review is from: Burned Mind (Audio CD)
So much has already been said about Wolf Eyes. They release far too many records, they sound like a modern-day Whitehouse, they are the kings of a new style of metal, they are a 'power electronics' band.
None of this does any real justice to the reality behind this act. Each member of the band works under a diverse selection of pseudonyms releasing an eclectic selection of sounds, ranging from the peculiar alien animal sounds of Guam River to the harrowing industrial mulch of Gate to Gate. Indeed, some of this music lacks quality control, but this is not the case on Burned Mind.
The album displays just the dark side of Wolf Eyes, and at first listen could just be described as an unholy noise. However, revisiting the album soon pays off, and you notice more layers to their sound. The strange analogue equipment they used to record this album produces some tracks that are much closer to the LAFMS sound of the 70s than any pointless noise band of today.
Clearly the stand out track is the gigantic "Stabbed in the Face", but all of the pieces hold some kind of reward. Don't be put off by the fact that they are classed as a noise band-pay close attention to a group that are closer to the punk ideals of the 70s than any commercial band today.