Sunday, December 29, 2013
LEFT FIELD SUNDAY
GENOCIDE ORGAN 'Leichenlinie'
So...I have been tasked (given the privilege of?) being "Guest Blogger" on this post. The album under review is the first full-length cut by mysterious German industrial outfit Genocide Organ. This anonymous collective of heathen Hessians released this album in 1989 and nothing has been the same since. This is what I would consider to be thee definitive "Power Electronics" album - one that defined a genre and set a standard attained by few since. It's the total package - from artwork, to thematic content, to - duh, the sound - this platter is the real deal. The cover art of bodies in the snow sets a pretty grim scene and pretty well lays out what you're gonna hear. "Cold" is a good descriptor of what's in store... Heavy, primitive, distorted MS20 rhythms accompanied by shouted/barked vocals (not your high-pitched Whitehouse screams here). Industrial murder vibes. These guys have released a lot of great material since and remain active in some capacity to this day, but this album remains untouchable. A true classic. If you haven't heard it before now, well, ya gotta.
My pal & guest blogger Brent Dearing will hopefully have a blog up soon, and that blog, will hopefully be entitled 'The Manifesto Waltz', featuring more stuff like this.