This Is My Battlefield
~reviewed by Goat
Power Industrial Noise? Gothcore Symphonic Electronica? Whatever genre is decided for this one, it’s okay with me; the music is fantastic. Teeth-baring lethal doses of anger and destruction; a fist in the face of political corruption and self-obsessed activists who fancy themselves moralists. This is the road rage of the information highway. Prepare for a sonic nosebleed.
I also love the fact that this collection of recordings have a harsh, belligerent feel to them, all the while retaining a luxurious and cultured atmosphere; it is as if hell has broken loose at Castle Wewelsburg. Stately and vicious, I can’t think of anything I’ve heard recently that has sounded this rabidly sublime.
“This Is My Battlefield” has a radiant German Indus-trial soul, spilling its crimson blood on snowcovered front lines as it goes; poetic, haunted, noble, and doomed. Altering between German language and English, between poised rhapsody and Gabba aggression, Andy LaPlegua has created a study in antagonism, a symphony of contradictions. It really must be heard to be believed. I’m gonna wear this one out.
For those afraid of such things: “Don’t Be Blind. This Is NOT A Pro-Faschist [sic] Project”.
All songs written by Andy LaPlegua.