KRIEGSMASCHINE - Enemy Of Man LP
Sharing two members of under-appreciated Polish black metallers Mgła (here joined by Hate guitarist Destroyer) Kriegsmaschine are much more than a mere side-project. Enemy of Man is their second album and it's a wonderful slice of misanthropic bile, thickly atmospheric yet instrumentally superior, taking pages from both traditional black metal and the more leftfield likes of Deathspell Omega. It's the Frenchmen that you'll be thinking of mainly after hearing opening track None Shall See Redemption, which builds slowly into a powerful dirge, a slab of droning noise backed up by technical and complex drumming and Destroyer's snarled vocals. Kriegsmaschine are less deliberately weird and much less avant-garde, but make black metal that's all about the experience, a ritual of unsettling Satanic noise.
Re-issue, heavy 180g black 12" vinyl. Printed innersleeves, standard outersleeve, shrinkwrapped.