Drag Age – Mask of a Crushed Insect C12

18 June 2012 tankakern No Comment

Drag Age – Mask of a Crushed Insect C12

Out-of-Body Records

Drag Age’s Mask of Crushed Insect is a heavy piece of synth drone. The sound here is mostly death industrial with very little in the high end. Not a lot of deviation from a typical death industrial/power electronics sound is done here, and at only about eleven minutes in length, Mask of a Crushed Insect doesn’t really bring anything new to the table at all.

The sound is heavy and deep all the way through. The first track breaks up the drone with some vocals that bring some variety to the mix, but Lords of Bronze is pretty straightforward death industrial most of the time, nearly to a fault. Reveal The Guise is much more subtle with its buzzing feedback and layers, but the repeating samples and screams really pigeonhole this release into the hundreds of other power electronics tapes.

Mask of a Crushed Insect really didn’t do it for me at all. While the artwork and layout is fantastic and is of the quality expected of Out of Body Records, the sound here is redundant and the tape doesn’t really present enough material to really bring out the potential of Drag Age.



Composition: ★★☆☆☆
Sounds: ★★½☆☆
Production Quality: ★★★☆☆
Concept: ★★½☆☆
Packaging: ★★★★☆
Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆

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