Boomkat Product Review:
Sick death metal mixtape mayhem from cult duo Scheich In China for the reliably uncompromising V I S label - a must if you clocked that DKR pearl for The Trilogy Tapes, the $hotta Hardcore session, or just for anyone attuned to the meditative wonder of music at the extremities.
As you might have clocked from Scheich In China’s logo or the intense gnarr of their music, death and black metal is a key touchstone for Alsen Rau and Philipp Meiers’ duo. On ‘Death Mix’ they explore that influence in-depth across 90 minutes of white-out blizzard axe work and hell-for-leather vocals that are making the flu throat wince right now.
Perhaps it's a symptom of growing up with replays of a strobed-out roadhouse or maybe it's the counter-intuitive link between relentless metal riffage and meditative drone - but we find this shit healing / life affirming to the extreme - an acceleration of energy that in our mind at least blurs into an almost Raga-like singularity that makes us feel zoned out and v alive. You still with us? get this tape, it’s the shit.