Iron Forest – Body Horror CD

10 April 2014 xdementia No Comment


Iron Forest – Body Horror CD

Crucial Blast

Iron Forest returns for the project’s last full length with Body Horror. Once again presenting his brand of doomstep to the masses. Immediately eye catching is the artwork which is a collage of various pornographic source material but abstracted so as to portray a mass of horrific creature-like images.

Kicking off the album is Pathogenesis which is probably the track on Body Horror that stands apart from the others the most. It’s a slower affair and features a picked guitar as the base for the meandering melodic attributes. I really enjoy this track but I find it’s choice as an opener to be rather odd. Seems like as the slower and more atmospheric song it should be closing the album.

After that we are back to Iron Forest’s brand of bastardized electronica. Odd beats, interesting sounds, and tortured samples combine to form a journey into the weird. Guitar makes an appearance from time to time but overall the sound is stuttering and angular and has just as much to do with DJ Spooky as it does with Skinny Puppy.

Once again Iron Forest achieves success with Body Horror which is an original and creative work that is a pleasure to experience. It’s awkward and creepy but in a more lighthearted mood than a lot of pure abstract industrial you will find. Interesting work and one for those who enjoy electronica with a touch of freakdom.

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

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