Parade Of The Lifeless
Parade Of The Lifeless
[Dead Alive]


Being the true sonic terrorists, POTL love nothing more than breaking the boundaries of extreme music. It would be a rather pointless activity trying to classify a band such as this, but for those who still need labels, the easiest thing would be to place them in a metalcore, or rather noisecore category. POTL continue in the tradition of radical metalcore extremists like Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge, Botch, Coalesce but attempt to take it even further. On the course of about thirty minutes they manage to deftly combine calculated chaos and mathematical complexity of the above mentioned bands with mellow jazz and acoustic breaks, punishing noise freakouts, and insane grindcore excursions. As you can imagine, the end result constitutes a very intense, disturbing and challenging experience. The cover of Jimi Hendrix's "Wind Cries Mary" as well as the usage of exotic instruments such as Kenyan guitar and Ghilakid (whatever the hell that is) further emphasize seriousness of the band's intentions. Lyrically, POTL proficiently tackle subjects of existential and socially conscious variety, which fit their musical canvas just fine. With such uncompromising levels of depth, chaos, complexity and brutality, this band is doomed almost automatically to complete obscurity. Those few who actually feel the need for something like that can get their hands on this neatly packaged CD and let it all loose.


2001 boris