BRIGHTER DEATH NOW
Brighter Death Now have dabbled in the harshest field of extreme noise music
for quite a while now. And they've actually managed to produce some
worthwhile music while doing so. The new album "Obsessis" is no exception. But there is the same old problem with this type of music: the
hollow fascination with all things "dark". Sure, Brighter Death Now have the
right amount of humour and distance to be able to get away with it, but I've
still had enough of distorted male voices screaming "provocative" nonsense.
SPK and Throbbing Gristle both felt the need to evolve beyond this just a
couple of albums into their careers, and realised that contemplative
atmospheres or pop choruses can be just as subversive as noise.