Night Terrors - Now, Here
Released 2018 by Vertex
Dark. That's a good way to sum up Night Terrors' newest release entitled "Now, Here". Distorted vocals that are buried in the mix, but not in a way that ends up being a detriment to the songs, but a deliberate way to make them a full part of the soundscape that has been laid like a nasty brick and mortar building here to sell you sweet, sweet industrial. Drums pounding, bass allowing itself to just nestle into your eadrums so it can live there, eat your food, fuck your girlfriend and pretend to pay rent, high synths occasionally peeking in to make sure that your attention is well-kept.
Night Terrors is a three-piece industrial act from Seattle, Washington and after a smattering of EPs and a split with labelmate Chrome Corpse, have finally given us this delightful piece of EBM noise. Delightfully crunchy in places, wonderfully smooth in others, there's not a single track on this album that disappoints.
Standouts for me include the gorgeously harsh 'Porcelain Mortuary (Skin)', where those vocals become un-buried and turn into their own leading instrument, standing loud and proud over booming drums and 'Red Paint (Revive, Accelerate!!)', which sounds like it should be on the soundtrack to a lo-fi horror version of Akira.
With the noise people are making about Chrome Corpse (and rightfully so), no one should be sleeping on Night Terrors either. It's easy to see why the two are both on Vertex Brain, who have knocked it out of the park with their signings thus far.
"Now, Here" is available on the Vertex Brain bandcamp page, in both digital and hard copy for $10 and it's damned worth your money.
Apr 21 2018
Fat bastard/bringer of disaster behind Lights Out, God Help Me. Occasionally does things for Brutal Resonance.
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