REVIEW: Split 7″ with HUMAN HERD @

Two evil Canadian electronic artists are teamed up on this new 7″ from COLD SUN, and one of ’em is Schizoid, the long running Toronto digital hardcore project that has been tirelessly flying the flag for DHR style mayhem for well over a decade. First is Human Herd. Never heard of them before this, but I really dig their “Never Despair”. It’s a weird bit of twitchy evil industrial, combining brain-damaged blackened guitars, Satanic imagery, a spastic hissing break beat, distorted narcoleptic vocals and a nauseating bass drop that keeps repeating every few seconds. It’s like a messed-up mash of Skinny Puppy, some weird evil breakcore off of the Zhark International label, and an extremely stoned industrial black metal project. Very strange, and I want to hear more as soon as possible. Flip it over, and Schizoid is next with “The Next Extreme”, an alternate mix of a track off of an upcoming album. This is the first new Schizoid I’ve heard since, I dunno, 2005? It’s been years, I know that. And this is quite the return; Schizoid has always had a black metal influence active in his pounding digital hardcore/breakcore, but it’s so out in front here that this seems like a much heavier, much more violent Schizoid I’m hearing. It’s a fried, distortion-scorched mash-up of pounding gabber beats, harsh ultra-distorted shrieks, black metal guitars, and another heavy layer of noise to further ugly it up. It’s like the gabber parts of Morbid Angel’s Illud Divinum Insanus made ten times heavier and noisier and more vicious. Hopefully there’s going to be a lot more of this on whatever Schizoid has coming out next. Limited to 300 copies.

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SCHIZOID has been a staple of the extreme electronic-music underground, since the project began in 1998...
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