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Killer, bittered SM Electronic salvos from the early ‘00s, pinning down a thistly Prurient and a rare sacrifice by Texan noise maker R Mason a.k.a. Autoerotichrist.
Prurient’s ‘Beheading of St. John the Baptist’ is an eviscerated noise prayer or “black medieval grind” recorded in 2001, Providence, moving through the stations in the style of ‘Mater Dolorosa’ and his 7” with Mindflayer Cult.
AWOL since 2004, Autoerotichrist is the alias of R. Mason, who did a classic trio of 7”s in the ‘90s with Richard Ramirez, Japanese Torture Comedy Hour and Incapacitants. His A-side ‘Benediction’ sounds like a death metal track recorded down a plughole from the next floor.