just brew it! wrote:just brew it! wrote:Frederik Thordendal and Special Defects - Sol Niger Within (1997)
Side project by the guitarist from metal band Meshuggah. I was not aware of this album's existence until earlier this evening, but given Thordendal's unique approach to metal (extreme metal rhythm guitar meets jazzy legato solos...), I was intrigued. The whole thing is posted on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZx4e1pdq1Y
Unfortunately the CD is out of print and rare, commanding ridiculous prices for a used copy. BUT... there's an Amazon MP3 download of it, and since the entire album is a single 43-minute track, the entire download is 99 cents (the price of a single track)!
This is some seriously warped stuff, with some sick (in a good way) guitar playing on it.
Hmm... apparently still in print in Sweden, and not unreasonably priced for an import. I may still spring for the physical CD at some point.
...in the meantime, I used the track listing from the album's Wikipedia article to split it up into its constituent tracks, with proper per-track metadata. This has gotta be one of the most fascinating albums I've picked up in the past year; I've been listening to it repeatedly over the past week.
And you've gotta give a band some points for naming a track "Cosmic Vagina Dentata Organ": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnpVjK527Zs Crazy Swedes (and appropriately enough, it is one of two whacked-out church organ interludes on the album).