Megaptera – Beyond the massive darkness

After ten years of making death industrial Megaptera decided to call it a day. The extremely dark ambient sound of this Swedish band has influenced many other acts. I saw the band live recently, which impressed me a lot. If you don’t own a Megaptera album you could go for this final double cd, that combines their first LP Songs from the massive darkness (1992) and as a bonus a remix of the first cd Beyond the shadow (1994). Extremely dark, grinding industrial ambient, with walls of sound and many samples from horror movies, a release that is not easily digested. These old recordings are better than their previous release Electronic Underground, but my favourite Megaptera album remains The curse of the scarecrow.

Track Listing

Disc 1:
I Hydraulik Machinery / II Sighatul – Marmatei (the cellar of death) / III Plague Spot/ / IV Sludgy Heads Found In A Handbag / V Dysentry / VI Kristus Insana

Disc 2:
I Human Sacrifice / II Distinkt Killing / III The Offering / IV Lebensborn / V Epileptic Hospital / VI Behind The Wall / VII Intellektural Decompression /
VIII Cathacombs

artist: Megaptera
label: Cold Meat Industry
details: double cd