ROHT: Iðnsamfélagið Og Framtíð Þess: LP

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)