Diagnose: Lebensgefahr, "Transformalin"
This is the newest project of former Silencer vocalist Nattramn. I don't know the back story or anything about Silencer but apparently Nattramn was committed to an asylum which broke up the band. This album is supposed to be part of his recovery. This actually explained a lot because this is a very disturbed record. There is no music to be described on this album, but rather a combination of synthesizer noise and twisted lyrics that make listening to this album rather uncomfortable. There are not a lot of these lyrics, seven of the eleven tracks are instrumentals, but they are delivered in a voice that sounds as though it could only come from beyond the grave. It's something of a ghostly chant if anything. It almost plays like an amalgam of the dark atmosphere of Mortuus combined with Bastard Noise. Honestly, this record makes my skin crawl. I still don't quite know if I like it or not, in that sense it reminds me of the movie Eraserhead. I saw it, I don't know if I liked it or not and I doubt I ever will. It did leave quite an impression however, and one that won't be forgotten anytime soon. Also for the love of Satan do not listen to this album in the dark; you will have an attack of some kind. Itís bad enough that the temperature in the room has dropped a few degrees since I put this on while I write the review. This is the perfect album if you need to screw with your own head but don't have any hallucinogens handy. Now if you'll pardon me I either have to cry, shit my pants, throw up or jerk off, I don't know which.K.Huckins