This morning Decibel is pleased to bring you an exclusive stream of the latest slab of uber-brutal, raw-as-fuck experimental noise metal from the true (and truly bizarre) power trio Terminator 2. It’s drawn from the Handmade Birds cassette series and it is nuts.
Here’s what the label has to say about the release:
We know what you’re thinking: 1) This is the greatest band name of all time. and 2) They must have Schwartzenegger motifs throughout the album.
The first assumption is undoubtedly true. The second is not. In fact, what you will find as you attempt to read the custom printed lyric scroll before the music completely melts your skull and you become blinded by your own flesh, is an extremely academic, sociologically informed narrative on what drives us and what plagues us. As the juxtaposition of a sleek custom laser cut black slip cover against a Bosch-period sliver of a classic Matthias Grunewald suggests, the old and new converge to challenge our perspective of a dark human journey.
The aformentioned lyrical content is woven within a blisteringly raw wall of sound, a recipe that is one part stringed instrument (David Saylor- bass + vocals), and two parts pummeling fortitude delivered with the nuance of masters (Rob Buttrum of renowned noise resort House of Tinnitus and operator of Out-Of-Body Records contributes a unique blend of electronics, and Ben Scott serves bed and breakfast on the drum kit). In other words, if you were listening to your favorite bass driven classic hardcore record at full volume and a UFO landed on your face, you might at least be prepared to listen to this album.
Check out a couple live videos after the jump. Visit the Terminator 2 Bandcamp.