Sunday, July 13, 2008
Praxis - Sacrifist
Sacrifist is quite an album, but it most certainly isn't for everyone. This CD I borrowed from my father, and I must say it is equal parts bizarre and extreme. To start, Praxis has a lot of people coming in to help with this album. John Zorn, Blind Idiot God, Buckethead, Bootsy Collins and Bernie Warrell from P-Funkers, Mick Harris from Napalm Death, and Yamatsuka Eye from The Boredoms all show up to throw their respective talents into the mix. With that said, the actual music on this album is not exactly what one might expect. Sure, on the surface, it's a thrashy speedy type of metal. But sounds of breaking glass, ambient electronics, and other strange noises come in to make it a very, well, noisy and aggressive album. The vocals are simply screams and growls. No actual words are formed, just shrieking and screaming. All in all, this is an album for those looking for something different, but not for those who are weak of heart.