Review: Suture Messiah - Suture Messiah

November 28, 2017

 

 

Beginning with a strange psychedelic electronica piece that slowly devolves into an more bizarre soundtracky type piece that sounds like it was written by aliens trying to write a horror movie, this release certainly gives you an interesting start. Deep resonant brooding pianos powerfully entrance the first full track, "Tongue" on Suture Messiah's debut self titled release. Lurking around the haunting pianos, answering in accompaniment with solemn siren screeches and gritty doom invoking distortion scrapes are some extremely distorted and moody guitars. After a brief musical intro the vocals present themselves as contrasting male and female vocals, one as gravely and scraping as the music, and the other a soft operatic sound which perfectly suits the overwhelming horror vibes that present themselves throughout the album. The third track,"Rather Lie Than False Truth" takes things up a notch with intense blast-beat driven drums, haunting choral sounds, and warping and wavering synthesizer that sound like something from dubstep realm but far weirder, with the vocals being more violent this time around to match the increased intensity of the music. But despite this more aggressive stance of the song, the melody and haunting atmospherics still remain first and foremost. The fourth track, "Anachronistic Womb" returns to the meandering doomy sound of the second track with, but further adds some psychedelic arpeggiators and some haunting choral pads, adding to the emotive and progressive guitar playing, all building up together into a crescendo of spooky atmospheric delight. The next track, "Plasma Lake" has a full return of the female vocals, doing some interesting operatic/choir-inspired stuff, however I find this track to unfortunately be the most meandering of the album. Not a complete pass as there's an interesting breakdown near the end of it, but if there's a skipper on this album this would be it. The second to last track, and last full track on the album, "It Fears Itself" is the most ambient track of the album and the most heavy, which makes it one of the most enthralling. Deep resonant pads, held out guitars, and hypnotic piano lines make up most of the track until it reaches it's ultimate conclusion, a fierce and aggressive cacophony of all the sounds presented before calmly, reinterpreted in maddening ascent of complexity. It acts as a very powerful conclusion. The outro to the album is truly a "credits scene" sort of short post-jazzy noise

piece, and acts as a suiting finality to the release. Quite a invigorating release, I found myself on my seat from the beginning of my listen to the end. Would recommend to Industrial Metal, Progressive Metal, Post-Metal, or true Industrial Music fans. Check it out!

 

Stream the album on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/1fKNpmP2X9U3CoCaLTnLDD

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