Saturday, October 16, 2021

The Axis of Perdition - Physical Illucinations in the Sewer of Xuchilbara... (2005)

Terrifying English industrial black metal. A pitch-black cacophony of razor-sharp guitars, frenetic drumming, and distorted screams, punctuated by extended passages of dark ambient and harsh noise. Apparently this band's whole aesthetic is wrapped up in the Silent Hill video game franchise, which is something I know nothing about because I don't really play video games, but it's probably pretty fucking rad if it inspired music this intense.

Track listing:
1. Interference from the Other Side (Pendulums Prey)
2. Where the World Becomes Flesh
3. Pendulum Prey (Reciprocating Horror)
4. Reopening Wounds of the Transition Hospital


  1. You should listen to Akira Yamaoka's soundtracks for the Silent Hill games. A very good mix of trip hop, industrial, dark ambient, and the odd alternative rock track.

  2. Highly recommend playing Silent Hill 2 even if videogames aren't your thing.

  3. I remember this record but I also remember it was a bit too weird for me then. Later on the guitar-player started a project that is a wee bit more straightforward: Hesper Payne, really dark and twisted death/doom. Check it out here:

  4. I always thought of ulcerous phleghm to be "music made by the creatures in silent hill" especially their self titled ep. Also let me give you the skinny : Silent Hill one is more psychedelic. Silent Hill 2 is more depressive and gloomy, Silent Hill 3 is Emotional and Silent Hill 4 is ethereal and claustrophobic, i definitely recommend you to listen to their soundtracks by Akira Yamaoka.