Saturday, May 5, 2018

The Haters - Drunk On Decay

If I were asked to choose my three most favorite noise albums of all time, this would probably be the first one, followed by Merzbow's Venereology and probably Atrax Morgue's Sickness Report. Is it coincidental that all three have been released by Release/Relapse? I can't even begin to count how many times I've slept to the monotonous nihilistic sound of track one - one of the most soulless, most accurate "musical" reproductions of industrial society? My dad, before his retirement, worked at a dairy factory and many were the times when he took me with him at the factory during his shift, when I was about 9 to 11. Well, the thing I loved doing while waiting for him to be done with his 8-hour work was wander around the place and sneak in the big engine warehouses and become woozy at the vast unchanging sound while shivering from the cold. Well this is exactly how I felt when I first listened to this album. 1997 cd on Release Entertainment.