Boomkat Product Review:
Another overload of painful power electronics, harsh noise and industrial melodrama from the dark heart of Dominick Pernow, The Black Post Society embraces a level of aggression that's somewhere between all-out death metal and the corrosive oscillator-punk of Whitehouse. Noise records can of course be very beautiful. For example, the refined digital eloquence of Hecker or the vivacious analog improvisations of Merzbow - even Wolf Eyes' precariously balanced assaults all have tendencies towards pleasing the ear at the basest level. You'll find no such property in The Black Post Society. It's a remorseless onslaught of ugly, downward force and oppressive negativity from the very outset, and as ever the titles tell their own story: 'Forever hate', 'Egyptian Bondage' and the opening ghoul-fest of 'Specter Of A Child' all help to imbue the album with a suitably nefarious temperament. Fernow's cocktail of feral vocals, and whining, emaciated synth sounds are all coated in various unpalatable hues of distortion and noise signals - throughly unpleasant, which is of course, the point.