Boomkat Product Review:
Noise fans unite, it's a new Whitehouse disc and the followup to the absolutely destructive 'Asceticists' album from last year. The omnipresent and always challenging duo of William Bennett and Philip Best seem to be on a roll right now, what with having the back catalogue finally issued on vinyl and new albums bleeding out left right and centre, so with any luck there should be a new generation of noise aficionados waiting eagerly to join the (un)happy throng. The pummelling African-style percussion that pushed 'Asceticists' into stratospheric heights of inventive noise is still evident here, and far from the Hecker-styled laptop assault you might expect this to be it's actually pretty damn stripped down. Philip Best's vocals are sounding better than ever as he screams his way through the incredible 'Mouthy Battery Beast' and William Bennett's production seems even more confident than ever as he revisits 'Asceticists' track 'Dumping More F*cking Rubbish' and strips it down even further with clattering synthesized percussion accompanying the typically abrasive lyrical content. I don't think Whitehouse was ever intended as music for the masses, rather they are an expression of anger, excitement and raw energy - fans of the new wave of industrial noise (Prurient, and to a lesser extent Wolf Eyes) should dive headfirst into this gigantic, doom ridden cesspool and then go digging around in the back catalogue, I guarantee you won't be disappointed. Totally abrasive and utterly essential noise material!