ATTRITION Death House C-30
"The legendary Attrition began their musical career back in 1980. In two years time they would go on and release their masterful debut "Death House", an album that conjures the most macabre of Attrition's elements. Allegedly influenced by classic zombie films, "Death House" lends truth to that rumor by delivering forty six minutes of blackened paranoia inducing ambiance. Split into two sprawling pieces, "Death House" conjures the grim, unsettling atmospheres of such films like "The Last Man On Earth" and the original "Night of the Living Dead".
High-strung motion, unwavering tension and absolute conviction define this record but it comes as no surprise to me that a legendary band like Attrition would immediately come out the gate swinging with a masterpiece. The synthesizers and percussion are used to such a stunning effect on "Death House" that I highly recommend this album to everyone who can appreciate genuine, dark music."
About Attrition (from Discogs): "Forever there will be the speculation that the exploration of darkness as a beautiful place will lessen our fear of it all, ease the pain a little..."
Attrition, from Coventry, England, began in the early 1980s with founder Martin Bowes. This group has garnered a loyal following because of their ability to merge the electronic, darkwave and classical forms into something their own.
Attrition's sound is strongly based on contrasts. There are gothic tracks that incorporate violas, ethereal tracks that contain Martin's gritty vocals, and danceable electro pieces that use orchestral arrangements. Recent tracks have even brought in a member of the Paris opera, Franck Dematteis, giving the music yet another unusual twist."