Pittersplatter - The Dawn of Carnage
Electronics, Industrial Freaks of the world: Gather round! Back in 2005, I somehow discovered this band by pure fluke, using the medium which is Youtube.

Pittersplatter is a band of near godlike status in their native Oklahoma. Having already had long chats with "wORM", the act's main figure and spokesman, it quickly becomes clear that under no circumstances am I to give this a genre. I can't. Simple as that. Pittersplatter is disgusting, sick Electronica, not incomparable to Xorcist, or yelworC at times. On stage, Worm and his partner in crime are extremely elusive. Neither really gets seen without a Mask, and wORM has become known to all fans as "Goblin". So, Horror Electronica is the closest I can give you, and boy, this act is SICK. The website by itself is incredible.

Anyway, this band I thought died years ago, I never saw or heard anything from them, and then last month I found they have had several albums released locally. 'Dawn of Carnage' is the first attempt at reaching a wider field.

The first track, "Hopeless" is extremely vile, and has an exceptionally distorted voice sample, sounding like something summoning a daemon from beyond the veil. It then slowly launches into Nine minutes of fast-paced but surprisingly coherent old-school Electronica, and you know what? I was right to rate this band in 2005. I'm still surprised that it hasn't got more than some 30 listeners on last.fm.

"Necrotech" is a much more up-tempo track, which doesn't sound musically like anything Horrible, psychotic, deranged, perverted, or deviant. However, vocal work on this album is right up there, and there's one classic literary quote I can think of which PERFECTLY sums up what these guys are about : "I wanted to rub the Human face in its own Vomit...and force it to look in the Mirror". Necrotastic. What could you want more than a battle cry of "Necro, Necrotech! Raise the Dead! Raise the Dead!"

I have to mention, that this is NOT something you want if you are a futurepop/synthpop/electro-lite person, as it quite simply could make you rock back and forth at night. What it IS however; and importantly, this is what makes the sub-genre have any hope of mainstream success, is a slab of talented musicianship, tripled with a great aesthetic and eye for the Occult, and a clever ability to differentiate between wanton terror and horror, and downright dirty and catchy Electronica. "Lamb of God", "Demon", "Anti-Human" and "Warlock" are also must-hear tracks, but fortunately, they do a great job of furthering the sound and concept of Pittersplatter, without making the act look ridiculous through over-the-top and un-neccesary titles.

This could so, so easily be Era I Mortiis, but on Steroids, and a much, much more violent nature. Despite the lack of familiarity that most of you will have with this project, I do however feel the importance of projecting the growth of Pittersplatter. The early tracks were infinitely different to this, and the preceding albums that I HAVE managed to find have shown nothing but a developed and progressing sound. "Horror EBM" (as Much as I HATE that tag) has not got much to compare itself to, but the preceding bands would look at this with a smug grimace on their demonic faces, and raise a Goblet to the caco-daemon of their choice.

High points :
Aesthetic, Originality, Musicianship

Low points :
In 2010, most Industrial fans will reject old style music, sadly.
People just don't appreciate good Horror.
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Pittersplatter - The Dawn of Carnage

Freaks of the world: Gather round! Back in 2005, I somehow discovered this band by pure fluke, using the medium which is Youtube.

Pittersplatter is a band of near godlike status in their native Oklahoma. Having already had long chats with "wORM", the act's main figure and spokesman, it quickly becomes clear that under no circumstances am I to give this a genre. I can't. Simple as that. Pittersplatter is disgusting, sick Electronica, not incomparable to Xorcist, or yelworC at times. On stage, Worm and his partner in crime are extremely elusive. Neither really gets seen without a Mask, and wORM has become known to all fans as "Goblin". So, Horror Electronica is the closest I can give you, and boy, this act is SICK. The website by itself is incredible.

Anyway, this band I thought died years ago, I never saw or heard anything from them, and then last month I found they have had several albums released locally. 'Dawn of Carnage' is the first attempt at reaching a wider field.

The first track, "Hopeless" is extremely vile, and has an exceptionally distorted voice sample, sounding like something summoning a daemon from beyond the veil. It then slowly launches into Nine minutes of fast-paced but surprisingly coherent old-school Electronica, and you know what? I was right to rate this band in 2005. I'm still surprised that it hasn't got more than some 30 listeners on last.fm.

"Necrotech" is a much more up-tempo track, which doesn't sound musically like anything Horrible, psychotic, deranged, perverted, or deviant. However, vocal work on this album is right up there, and there's one classic literary quote I can think of which PERFECTLY sums up what these guys are about : "I wanted to rub the Human face in its own Vomit...and force it to look in the Mirror". Necrotastic. What could you want more than a battle cry of "Necro, Necrotech! Raise the Dead! Raise the Dead!"

I have to mention, that this is NOT something you want if you are a futurepop/synthpop/electro-lite person, as it quite simply could make you rock back and forth at night. What it IS however; and importantly, this is what makes the sub-genre have any hope of mainstream success, is a slab of talented musicianship, tripled with a great aesthetic and eye for the Occult, and a clever ability to differentiate between wanton terror and horror, and downright dirty and catchy Electronica. "Lamb of God", "Demon", "Anti-Human" and "Warlock" are also must-hear tracks, but fortunately, they do a great job of furthering the sound and concept of Pittersplatter, without making the act look ridiculous through over-the-top and un-neccesary titles.

This could so, so easily be Era I Mortiis, but on Steroids, and a much, much more violent nature. Despite the lack of familiarity that most of you will have with this project, I do however feel the importance of projecting the growth of Pittersplatter. The early tracks were infinitely different to this, and the preceding albums that I HAVE managed to find have shown nothing but a developed and progressing sound. "Horror EBM" (as Much as I HATE that tag) has not got much to compare itself to, but the preceding bands would look at this with a smug grimace on their demonic faces, and raise a Goblet to the caco-daemon of their choice.

High points :
Aesthetic, Originality, Musicianship

Low points :
In 2010, most Industrial fans will reject old style music, sadly.
People just don't appreciate good Horror.
Dec 15 2010

Nick Quarm

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Writer and contributor on Brutal Resonance

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