ROHT: Iðnsamfélagið Og Framtíð Þess: LP

Apr 08, 2019

You’d think that eventually the weirdo elements of the Iron Lung catalog would stop surprising me, but then something like this comes along and is so foreign and out-of-left-field that it snaps me out of my comfort zone. This Icelandic band dropped several EPs before quickly churning out this platter of mechanical but still somehow groovy industrial-tinged hardcore. The songs are slow and repetitive, like crawling on a factory floor trying not to get caught in a machine. The sound is thick and the noisy elements blend right in to the rest of the music in a way that adds a subtle touch of paranoia without overtaking the sound. Solid release. –Ian Wise (Iron Lung)