Thursday, February 18, 2016

Vidna Obmana - The Ultimated Sign of Burning Death (1985)

Previously on OPIUM HUM:
Vidna Obmana - Gathering in Frozen Beauty (1989)
Vidna Obmana - Echoing Delight (1993)
Steve Roach & Vidna Obmana - The Well of Souls (1995)
Vidna Obmana - The River of Appearance (1996)

The Ultimated Sign of Burning Death is Vidna Obmana's first release, and as you may have guessed from the title, it is far, far removed from the tranquil ambient/new age sound for which the project would become known. Instead of gentle tribal drumming and ethereal synthesizers, we get rumbling static, inhuman howls, distorted moans, cacophonous tape loops, and jagged feedback. It took me years to track this down, and I still haven't been able to find The Face That Must Die -- any leads would be greatly appreciated.

Track listing:
1. Move
2. Headdecay II
3. Skinned Alive
4. Unvital
5. Shroud
6. The Inquisition II
7. Doom to Die
8. Hell of Victory
9. Suck Blood

Bring out your dead

If for some reason you want more like this, try:
The Rita & Wilt -
Werewolf in the Black Space (2008)
Werewolf Jerusalem -
Confessions of a Sex Maniac (2011)

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