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Thee Maldoror Kollective - New Era Viral Order (9/10) - Italy - 2002

Genre: Industrial
Label: Code666
Playing time: 48:59
Band homepage: Thee Maldoror Kollective

Tracklist:

  1. Xaos DNA Released
  2. Haemorrhage Transmission
  3. Drain-Wound Cosmosis (lera Porneusis)
  4. Rythmagick Disturbamce (Embodiment Cell)
  5. La Flamme Vivant
  6. Rigid Pulse Starfire (93)
  7. The Toxium Discipline (Null Industries)
  8. Slaughter Mass 2002
  9. Epidemic Noise Age (Remix by MZ412)
Thee Maldoror Kollective - New Era Viral Order
Although the cover art is somewhat bland, the music this album contains is anything but. I could tell just by the first few seconds of the opening track that this was going to be a magnificent piece of work. So many different styles are blended together on this CD, that it would be, how do you say, impractical to pin it to one specific genre. Bits and pieces are combined together to produce the truly unique sound that is THEE MALDOROR KOLLECTIVE.

The bulk of the album is Industrial, while traces of Dark Ambient pieces and Trance like riffs are evident. Mechanical vocal effects are used frequently throughout the album along with your standard growl here and there. Even now on it's umpteenth rotation, I'm noticing things I hadn't noticed while listening to it before. So far it hasn't failed to confront me with something new each and every listen. It honestly is in my opinion one of those CDs that are almost impossible to get tired of. This album is more than just incogitable, its nearly one step above a work of art. (Online May 3, 2003)

Jennifer Richards



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