Release date: 2011
Style: Industrial black metal

Rating:

7.8 | 20 votes

Owners:

14 have it
5 want it


01. Geheime Staats Polizei
02. Incipit SSSR
03. Ibn Al Khattab
04. Alkhan-Kala
05. Geniul Din Carpati
06. Krasnaya Paranoia
07. Socijalisticka Federativna Republika Jugoslavija
08. Grozny

Review

Staff review by
DerRozzengarten

Rating:
9.5
A spectre is haunting black metal the spectre of communism. What? Hell no, don't be misguided by the grandiose soviet aesthetic of the cover artwork and the imposing hammer & sickle at its centre. It's not a call to arms for the proletariat to fight back oppression. Judging from the title of their first EP, Dictatura, and its cover which is a multi-portrait of Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Slobodan Milosevic and Akhmad Kadyrov you can get a reference to what N.K.V.D.'s music wants to bring forth through their politically incorrect design status. Everything becomes clearer when you get in mind that N.K.V.D. (Narodny Komissariat Vnutrennikh Del - People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs) was one of Stalin's major weapons to strangle the voices of his opposers once and forever.

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published 31.08.2011 | Comments (74)

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Troy Killjoy - 22.12.2011 at 09:29  
  No. This is just awful to my ears.

It's not the whole "shock" factor or whatever - it's that it suffers from stagnation. I don't feel the songs go anywhere. I don't listen to much drone or noise but I can at least understand sometimes where the progression lies. But with this... it just seems like one incredibly long torture scene. It's uncomfortable and I understand the atmosphere it's trying to create and the eerie vibe its trying to emit, but I kept waiting and waiting for something to happen.

I suppose the only reason I'm even giving this any points at all is for its scare tactics. If I rigged my house to play this album back in its entirety on infinite loop while somehow configuring my light system to work like they do at all the rave shows you hear about then I guarantee I'd be fucked off my ass for the rest of my life, staring blankly at a wall, drooling, rocking back and forth and scratching the flesh from my face.

Like I said, it's torture. But I can understand what people like Joe and Rozz find fulfilling here. It just doesn't work for me.
!J.O.O.E.! - 22.12.2011 at 15:27  
Rating: 9
Written by Troy Killjoy on 22.12.2011 at 09:29

No. This is just awful to my ears.

It's not the whole "shock" factor or whatever - it's that it suffers from stagnation. I don't feel the songs go anywhere. I don't listen to much drone or noise but I can at least understand sometimes where the progression lies. But with this... it just seems like one incredibly long torture scene. It's uncomfortable and I understand the atmosphere it's trying to create and the eerie vibe its trying to emit, but I kept waiting and waiting for something to happen.

I suppose the only reason I'm even giving this any points at all is for its scare tactics. If I rigged my house to play this album back in its entirety on infinite loop while somehow configuring my light system to work like they do at all the rave shows you hear about then I guarantee I'd be fucked off my ass for the rest of my life, staring blankly at a wall, drooling, rocking back and forth and scratching the flesh from my face.

Like I said, it's torture. But I can understand what people like Joe and Rozz find fulfilling here. It just doesn't work for me.

Are we listening to the same record? O.o I don't get any noise or drone from this really, it's repetitive and monotonous of course but just very simple and very effective industrial black metal with a deliciously thick sound. Probably one of the least torturous industrial black records I can think of (compared to stuff like BaN and TAoP). More oppressive rather than torturous, which I guess is the point of the record. It's a record I can quite easily hum along too, which is a nice novelty.

This "progression" you're referring to doesn't really apply to stuff like this which is attempting to highlight political dictatorship, oppression etc. Repetition is a commonly used device to represent this. If it's making you feel the way it does then you could argue it's doing its job well ;] Suffice to say that this isn't a nicey-nice blackgaze record =P
Troy Killjoy - 22.12.2011 at 19:55  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 22.12.2011 at 15:27
Are we listening to the same record? O.o I don't get any noise or drone from this really...

Oh I definitely don't think it's noise or drone, I was just using that as a comparison in reference to the whole "stagnation" rant.

And like I said, I understand the draw it can have for some people but it really doesn't do anything for me in terms of enticement. Aside from the "scenes of torture" mood its got going for it, I really can't get into it.
!J.O.O.E.! - 22.12.2011 at 20:42  
Rating: 9 Oh Troy, you were doing so well with Arizmenda and Negative Plane...
Troy Killjoy - 22.12.2011 at 20:46  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 22.12.2011 at 20:42
Oh Troy, you were doing so well with Arizmenda and Negative Plane...

I bet in a few months I come back to this and deem it brilliant.
!J.O.O.E.! - 22.12.2011 at 20:59  
Rating: 9 I dunno about that. You seem to loathe this.
Troy Killjoy - 22.12.2011 at 21:02  
  Ya I highly doubt there's a chance I'll ever like this.

Unless my tastes change dramatically in the future and then I return to this. But even then there's no guarantee.
Slayer666 - 22.12.2011 at 21:52  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 22.12.2011 at 20:42

Oh Troy, you were doing so well with Arizmenda and Negative Plane...


Wait, what, when did this happen?
Troy Killjoy - 22.12.2011 at 21:53  
 
Written by Slayer666 on 22.12.2011 at 21:52
Wait, what, when did this happen?

Debut, not 2011 release.

And NP was a recent revelation.
Slayer666 - 22.12.2011 at 21:55  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 22.12.2011 at 21:53

Debut, not 2011 release.

And NP was a recent revelation.


This calls for a MASSIVE BRO FIST. D:
Boxcar Willy - 21.03.2013 at 00:56  
Rating: 9 Awesome Album.

A crushing, totalitarian musical force

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