Cardboard Dead Boy - Versus Satan
Released off label 2017
This is a very strange album.
That isn't to say that this is a bad album - far from it. You can look up and see the score I gave it for yourself, after all. Cardboard Dead Boy's Versus Satan is just a very strange experience.
Dark ambience, crazy noisy bits, catchy basslines, blatant sample usage, it all exists within the confines of this album. The opening track, 'SAINTANSM', sounds a great deal like it would be right at home on the soundtrack for Mortal Kombat 3, then add some good samples of people warning against the dangers of Satan and Satanism? Boy, you got a stellar album opener and it continues through all the way to the end.
The "Holy fuck, Satan is going to take over our children!" panic of the 80s is the over-all theme of the entire album and it makes for a wonderful backdrop for Cardboard Dead Boy's glitched out form of industrial.
And you know what else Cardboard Dead Boy is good at besides the lo-fi bass that makes me want to play Mortal Kombat? Naming songs. I'm pretty much in love with almost the entire album's titles. 'Build A Church From The Bones Of Your Enemies', 'Won't Somebody Think Of The Children?' and 'I Only Started A Cult To Make Friends But Now I'm The King Of Hell' being the standouts.
Versus Satan has a total runtime of 49:27 for its ten tracks, so it's a nice lengthy album. The ride is long, and it is strange, but it is well worth the trip.
Currently for sale on Cardboard Dead Boy's bandcamp page for £5 GBP (at publication time, this equals out to about $6.55 USD). I'm definitely looking forward to hearing more.
Nov 12 2017
Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.
Fat bastard/bringer of disaster behind Lights Out, God Help Me. Occasionally does things for Brutal Resonance.
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