Quantum Eraser

July 3, 2018


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The Pitch: Pennsylvania sludge/grind stalwarts Secret Cutter deliver their sophomore album via Holy Roar and Deathwish. "A feedback-laden mindfuck, boiling with intensity, the eleven tracks on Quantum Eraser deliver an immeasurable seismic attack delivered with by-the-throat conviction." FFO: Lord Mantis, Love Sex Machine, Plebeian Grandstand

What I Like: Quantum Eraser is a delicious mash-up of putrid, oozing blackened sludge riffs with throat-wrenching grind vocals. The experience of listening to this album is so visceral and organic that it seems to take on a life of its own. I picture Cronenbergian monsters spawning from the dark recesses of my own mind, as the hypnotically droning riffs turn me into a drooling zombie. There are a few faster moments to break thing up as with "Vow Of Obedience" and "Doormat," but for the most part Secret Cutter prefer to slowly coil around their prey like any insidious serpent should. 

Critiques: A little more variation is in order. At only 30 minutes things never get too monotonous, but it does end up being a bit of a one trick pony.

The Verdict: With the lurching body of a snake and the head of a shrieking terror bird, Secret Cutter lay unholy waste to the listener on Quantum Eraser. It's a little on the repetetive side, but no one said that sadomasachistic condition should be pleasant. Get it Friday.

Flight's Fav's: Trampled By Light, Vow Of Obedience, Mantis

- Review by FlightOfIcarus

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