Doomprofit - All The Gold You Can Eat
doomprofit is a new, under the radar project from Joseph Yerka, the founder and creator of the industrial project Lights Out, God Help Me. While I have always enjoyed the killing floor aesthetic found within Yerka's main project, I have recently found myself falling in love with doomprofit's industrial tinged and experimental witch house production on All The Gold You Can Eat. While not the longest release in the world, the six track EP will take you on a darkened ride through the abyss and back.
The EP starts off with the dangerously ominous 'Don't'. After a whoosh of wind the synthesized crunch from LOGHM's albums appears only to be stretched out in good classic witch house drag fashion. Yerka fashions his voice to equally compliment the spooky backdrop of the song - clean, echoed, and whispered, he's able to create an environment with his voice alone. The second track 'I've Been Better, I've Been Worse' almost comes off like a dark carnival ride, but the bass that hits and then fades makes me feel like a serial killer is about to stab me from behind. It's a freakshow track for freaks like us.
Arguably the first two songs on the album are my favorite, but the gritty sounds of 'Home Is Where The Heart Breaks' still kept the spook on. Dirty synthesizers and distorted, low pitched vocals took over the song. Eerily titled and fitting for the album, 'Letting You Go Was Never An Option' utilizes kicking percussion to fuel the breaths that make the song quite atmospheric. 'For A Screaming Skull' was more of the standard fare for a witch house song, kind of bringing in the sounds of trap music into the field. The last song on the album is quite a blend of furious hardened cyberpunk industrial and just overall energetics. I did't really know if it fit on the album, but I am not going to complain since it sounds so fucking good.
Whether or not these were songs from Yerka's other projects and dabblings that were discarded is not really a concern of mine. These are by far some of his best works to date and I will likely have it on my playlists for ages. It's powerful, sometimes raw, all the time attention grabbing, and makes my horror imagination run wild. Give it a shot; I think you'll enjoy what you hear.
Dec 10 2017
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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