Devil's Breath - Devil's Breath
Released 2016 by Raumklang Music
The introductory notes I have for the new rhythmic noise/dark ambient project Devil's Breath shall be short as there is little to no information about the project available online. The project seems to have just started this year by two beings known as Cultura Obscura and [Dis]event. They have teased the release of their debut album on Raumklang Music via several Facebook posts and when November 7th hit, they unleashed their self-titled album to the world. And now here we are.
Devil's Breath's genres are scattered from rhythmic noise to techno to dark ambient, but they're able to balance everything out in one cohesive manner. Most of the songs follow a similar construct of having blasts of noise and static over an atmospheric ambient layer, while rhythmic noise plays out in a lo-fi manner underneath it all. Examples of that would be the nine minute track 'Omega', the title track of the album 'Devil's Breath', 'Coup d'etat', and the final two tracks 'Assimilate' and 'Anarchy'.
The one track on the album that manages to escape from the standard is 'Funeral Mass', It's an odd little track with sci-fi vibes about it that emits psychedelic radiation. As it is placed in the center of the album, it's also a pretty decent mid-paced changer.
The only real thing I see holding Devil's Breath back in the slightest is their song construction. They have a very wide sound bank and are able to pull in the oddest noises to their songs. What they need to work on is structure; make the songs flow differently and put a little more spice into your build up. They definitely have the sound to do so, now they just need to apply it. Other than that, it's a very, very well thought out album!
Nov 11 2016
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.
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