More than ten years down the road, the adolescent debutants have become the revered minstrels of industrial gospel. This time Martin Bladh and Erik Jarl are joined by a third band member Mikael Oretoft on bass-guitar at album "Order4". This new work by IRM is a deeper delving into the psyche of the self inflictor – the core of inner regions violently exposed. Comprised by four tracks, each exactly 15 minutes in length we are thrown into a vortex of feedback, cymbaldrones, heavy bass-strumming, nightmarish pianotinkles and irreproachable synthwork.
Demanding your attention all the way through – certainly not an easy listening experience – describing the course of events is impossible. It is again a mature and intricate work of incisive delicacies and theatrical ambiences. The sense of detail throughout is immense and the editing perfect. The clinical heaviness of earlier works are now transformed into a pure harsh, static soundwave which are most often cut off by another, slower, softer but in ways a more painful and dynamic one.
The lyrics here are deeper cuts into personal matters. A man altering between life and death - a calculating and disillusive thinker and recluse who has lost the grip of reality, or perhaps found another? The strife for self-control turned into sick dedication, waging war on himself to receive recognition – the end comes nearer. Seldom have we heard a strange work like this which turns both lyrics and music into a full whole – stay away if deeper encounters with the human mind offends. The creative artwork was made by the renouned Swedish artist Stefan Danielsson, who also made the frontcover artwork for Whitehouse album "Racket". Discography: Red Album ◄ (3 versions)Cold Meat Industry 1999 Oedipus Dethroned (CD, Album)Cold Meat Industry 2000 An Act Of Self Mutilation Is An Act Of Freedom (CDr, MiniAlbum)Annihilvs 2003 Virgin Mind (2xCD, Ltd)Cold Meat Industry 2005 The Cult Of The Young Men (CD, Album, Ltd)Annihilvs 2007 Order⁴ (CD, Album)Cold Meat Industry 2010 Singles & EPs: Four Studies For Crucifixion (10", Ltd)Cold Meat Industry 2002 IRM / Skin Area - Untitled (10", EP, Ltd)Segerhuva 2003 Navicon Torture Technologies vs. IRM - Burning Ordure (CDr, Mini, Ltd)Annihilvs 2005 Indications Of Nigredo (12", Ltd)Segerhuva 2008 Compilations: Oedipus Dethroned / An Act Of Self Mutilation Is An Act Of Freedom (2xCD, Album, RE + Box, Comp, Ltd)Autarkeia 2011 Miscellaneous: The Green Tape (Cass, S/Sided)Grungenazi Development 1998 Blood: Live At Apex Fest 2005 (CDr) Read more on Last.fm.
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