Whitewater Orgasm - When Was I Ever Wrong?
Power Electronics, Powernoise Agonizing metal, liquid poisonous terror, sonic dense landscape of a mass murder and destruction,- those are the ingredients of a dish prepared for us by a Finnish resident Lauri Santeri Lohi that hides behind the code name Whitewater Orgasm. If you are in the condition of receiving a huge injection of raw energy, than the album 'When Was I Ever Wrong?' is totally for you.

In his new record that is out on L.White Records Lauri tries to give an answer to the question of "how dirty can you go". The material that is presented through this cd is simply dirty as hell. Without any compromise, the Finnish comrade manipulates with huge walls of unfiltered sound which hits strongly with the first tunes of an opening track "Fountain of Fox". No doubt at all that I find myself in the eye of the storm, sucked into the very depth of a sonic cacophony of power noise, which is supported from time to time with a primitive synthetic melody. All this structure rolls from track to track creating a strong feeling of claustrophobia, concentrated clod of madness overloads my eardrums, putting a constant pressure on a sense of my sanity. And all this mess is powdered lavishly with Lauris? constant screaming of the highest tone. Personally, I didn't like the way that the vocals are presented. I got tired of them pretty fast, because they are recorded on a very high, but still monotonous level which doesn't change much from track to track. All the compositions follow the path of extreme violence having names of a quite common nature for the power electronic genre like "I Have Her Torso in A Suitcase" or "Energy Sphere". While most of them are kept below 6 minutes, the last "Memories Destroyed" hits hard with more than half an hour (!!!!!!) running time, making it almost impossible to finish listening in one single run. If you are strong enough to withstand this constant storming, you will be my hero of the day, because I couldn't.

'When Was I Ever Wrong?' is not an album for easy listening for sure. Its dense layers of noisy and cruel landscapes are truly sharp, while the fact that Whitewater Orgasm doesn't discover anything new in the genre operating with common techniques makes it even harder to swallow. As a result, Lauri brings an ordinary album without any special highs and lows, which didn't impress me too much.
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Whitewater Orgasm - When Was I Ever Wrong?

Agonizing metal, liquid poisonous terror, sonic dense landscape of a mass murder and destruction,- those are the ingredients of a dish prepared for us by a Finnish resident Lauri Santeri Lohi that hides behind the code name Whitewater Orgasm. If you are in the condition of receiving a huge injection of raw energy, than the album 'When Was I Ever Wrong?' is totally for you.

In his new record that is out on L.White Records Lauri tries to give an answer to the question of "how dirty can you go". The material that is presented through this cd is simply dirty as hell. Without any compromise, the Finnish comrade manipulates with huge walls of unfiltered sound which hits strongly with the first tunes of an opening track "Fountain of Fox". No doubt at all that I find myself in the eye of the storm, sucked into the very depth of a sonic cacophony of power noise, which is supported from time to time with a primitive synthetic melody. All this structure rolls from track to track creating a strong feeling of claustrophobia, concentrated clod of madness overloads my eardrums, putting a constant pressure on a sense of my sanity. And all this mess is powdered lavishly with Lauris? constant screaming of the highest tone. Personally, I didn't like the way that the vocals are presented. I got tired of them pretty fast, because they are recorded on a very high, but still monotonous level which doesn't change much from track to track. All the compositions follow the path of extreme violence having names of a quite common nature for the power electronic genre like "I Have Her Torso in A Suitcase" or "Energy Sphere". While most of them are kept below 6 minutes, the last "Memories Destroyed" hits hard with more than half an hour (!!!!!!) running time, making it almost impossible to finish listening in one single run. If you are strong enough to withstand this constant storming, you will be my hero of the day, because I couldn't.

'When Was I Ever Wrong?' is not an album for easy listening for sure. Its dense layers of noisy and cruel landscapes are truly sharp, while the fact that Whitewater Orgasm doesn't discover anything new in the genre operating with common techniques makes it even harder to swallow. As a result, Lauri brings an ordinary album without any special highs and lows, which didn't impress me too much. Nov 28 2012

Andrew Dienes

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