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Will Over Matter

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Will Over Matter is the new alias of Harald Mentor, one half of occult black metal group Ride For Revenge. Will Over Matter delves further into some of the more mystic, ritual industrial elements of the aforementioned project with an even more obscure approach. The songs presented here on the debut are slow and painful. Each track is a mixture of low, undulating analogue synths and more unpleasant mid range frequencies and reverbed, monotone vocals. There’s this omnipresent unpleasant sound throughout, maybe a photo-synth or something similar which creates a sort of sea-sick atmosphere. This music sounds archaic, as if it was recorded on old reel-to-reel recorders, the tape badly damaged. Not lo-fi like Swedish post-mortem either, there’s a definite clarity to the sound, but there’s little to compare this type of rotten sound too. While the songs all have similar elements, they manage to each have their own personality. What really makes the “formula” work is the variation and progression in each track. Nothing is static, everything is constantly churning and twisting like some kind of snake in mud. The sound is physical but the song titles and vocals help to give it a damaged, cosmic feeling. 9 To The Moon is not for everyone, probably not even for most people, but for those who are looking for something completely different in the industrial realm this may satisfy.

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  • nabraxas

    So far, I have heard 3 full-length albums and a split (w/ Bizarre Uproar), and every portion of every track has proven to be quite unique and truly fucking sublime. Cold oscillating black blips and sharp pitches give way to steadily distressed vocal deliveries, never returning to the safety of any one categorical consolation.

    3 Mar 2012 Reply
  • TerribleMiasma

    Space? I think 'Lust For Knowledge' is his most focused work by far. Excellent album.

    16 Dec 2011 Reply
  • krumbledkookie

    Not sure if I'm uninterested or impressed by the artist's use of space on the new record. I think the latter...

    4 Dec 2011 Reply
  • unholydeath

    New album is easily the best one.

    20 Sep 2011 Reply
  • airairairhair

    From the description, I must own this. FUCK.

    16 Aug 2011 Reply