In Search Of Death – II
Label: Steinklang Industries – SK149
Format: CD, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered
Released: 11 Feb 2022
Style: Dark Ambient, Industrial
Limited edition of 100 copies, comes 6-panels glossy laminated digipak.
Recorded in 2001/2002
Mastered in 2020 by Peter Andersson (Raison D’Etre)
Even though the material on II dates back 20 years, it in no way feels outdated or outmoded now. The darkly atmospheric, sonically abrasive music is timeless in the way good, classic harsh industrial is.
Recorded in 2001/2002, and now presented with mastering by Peter Andersson (Raison d’Etre etc.), In Search Of Death’s «II» is an album of classical, old school industrial music. Pulsating and throbbing dark synths, powerful percussion and electronic distortion are balanced by the occasional passage of bright, harmonious synths – which never entirely manage to wash away the sense of deep unease and lingering dread that permeates the album.
Staying on the atmospheric side of harsh industrial music, In Search Of Death’s sound combines elements from death industrial, dark ambient and occasional passages of more belligerent, martial atmospheres. This is certainly music fans of old death industrial – Brighter Death Now etc. – will appreciate. Having released material by the likes of Sütcliffe Jugend on the band’s own label, In Search Of Death are deeply entrenched in the world of vicious old-school industrial electronics.