ORDO ROSARIUS EQUILIBRIO
MAKE LOVE, AND WAR (THE WEDLOCK EQULIBRIUM)
ALBUM COLD MEAT INDUSTRY RELEASE: MARCH, 2001 REVIEW: MAY 22, 2001
I can't stop staring at the soft drink aluminium can in front of me. "Eau gazéifiée, Acidifiant (E 338)…" This is very aggravating and I feel tired. I try to concentrate on the music again. "Thence torpid I rest in miscarriage alone… soda eau extraits végetaux…" Damned, back on the can again!
I turn the music off for a while. And on again, and off, and on. Finally I have to surrender. The compositions don't grab me and I only come up with one conclusion. This is one hell of a boring album. Pretentious indeed, but sometimes that is not enough in itself.
From the beginning 'til the end: nothing, and I mean nothing, ever happens. Like an idling car, the music goes on and on, and finally I fall unconscious, poisoned by carbon dioxide. The most attractive thing about "the wedlock of equilibrium" is probably the CD-inlay. Nice pictures and strange lyrics to decode.
Maybe this is just not my kind of cup of tea. I can very well imagine there are strange people out there who love this medieval mantra-like chant. Me, however, it stimulates just as much as cleaning the bathroom.