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VARIOUS ARTISTS  The End Of The Fear Of God  CD   (Tochnit Aleph)   19.98
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Released in 2004 and finally available again from the Isreali noise label Tochnit Aleph, The End Of The Fear Of God is both a tribute to and appropriation of the groundbreaking extreme hardcore/grind that Swiss blastlords Fear Of God unleashed at the twilight of the 1980's. While they only released a single album and a couple of 7"s, Fear Of God were just as influential on the formation of extreme metal and grindcore as Napalm Death, pushing hyperfast hardcore into previously uncharted realms of noise and speed. This 70 minute compilation features a staggering lineup of artists all paying homage to Fear Of God by either taking their music as source material and reshaping/remixing/deforming it into new, mutant strains of experimental carnage, or by covering classic Fear Of God songs but reinterpreting them in unique ways. I couldn't believe the list of artists on here when I first got this: Mike Patton of Mr Bungle/Faith No More/Fantomas fame, Sudden Infant, RLW., N.O.G., Kid 606, DJ Smallcock, Jim O'Rourke, a Dropdead/Outosushi collaboration, Swiss turntable dronologist Strotter Inst., Gorebitch, Japanese noisegrinders Unholy Grave, Kevin Drumm, Pita, Machine Gun TV, Eric Boros & Jason Flowers, Voice Crack, Evil Moisture, Eye Yamatsuka (Boredoms/Hanatarash), Hecker, K2, Merzbow, NorbertM Slang, Rudolf Eber, Soviet Subliminal Seduction, Suntour, Andrew Phillips, Schurer, Idealist, Randy Yau, Bela Kiss, Killer Nuts, Massaccesi, Dylan Nyoukis, Kure Kure Takura, Stress, Imperative, Jason Kahn, Glands Of External Secretion, Shoji Goto, Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock, The Haters, RUssell Haswell, Zbigniew Karkowski...whew! And that's not even all of them. In keeping with Fear Of God's aesthetic of packing in a maxmimum level of aggression and sonic power into as small and compact a space as possible, these remixes/covers are pretty short, and some are only a few seconds long. There's plenty of aural extremism to sink your teeth into here though, and the disc is packed with blastbeat-ridden explosions of horrific power electronics, weird pop/grind/loop collages, feedback-damaged grind abstractions, shapeless smears of caustic junknoise, Fear Of God riffs pulled apart into droning industrial heaviness, and way-out electronic alchemy that renders the band's source material totally unidentifiable. The compilation was assembled by Dave Phillips from Fear Of God, and includes a 12 page booklet that has a strange short story written by G.X. Jupitter-Larsen from The Haters. Limited to 1000 copies.


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Sample : VARIOUS ARTISTS-The End Of The Fear Of God
Sample : VARIOUS ARTISTS-The End Of The Fear Of God