INDUSTRIAL DOOM IS REBORN !!!!. Are you a fan of early Swans, Red Harvest, Halo, Godflesh , first Pitchshifter album ? Then P.H.O.B.O.S. is mandatory listening. This is a one destination killing music. The drum machine is punishing, the pissed and mesmerizing vocal assault is just the icing on the cake to the slow and droning noisy guitar and the sub harmonic bass lines. Then when you turn the next corner P.H.O.B.O.S. gives you their love of bands like Earth, SunnO))) , Neurosis and Grief... There is a sci-fi element to all of this as well in the amazing packaging and artwork in this full color 12-page A4 booklet inside this A4 sized digibook. I'm not sure why they are no longer working with Appease Me/ Candlelight, but more power to Megaton Mass Products as this may be the best release in the industrial doom style since Halo came and disappeared a few years back. I now need to hear their former release again, as I know I have it somewhere in this godforsaken room. P.H.O.B.O.S. is an essential release for anyone that likes their music slow, epic and extremely unforgiving and rightly so.


- Clint Listing / nov.2008