Temporary Psychotic State
~reviewed by Eric Rasmussen
For some reason, I never get my review
quotes on album stickers. Today, friends, I’m determined to change that.
I have come up with the album sticker of album stickers. A quotation for
the ages. Seat yourself - get ready:
Subterranean Masquerade - wacky music. By wacky people, for wacky people.
Wacky metal, as you may know, is genre of choice for crazies who, by all reasonable accounts, belong on medication and should not be making music. But somehow or other these people are able to express themselves with a painful clarity and articulation, thus transmitting their various psychoses to the listener, at least while the music plays. Hence: this review, which is being written as I’m trapped in Subterranean Masquerade’s temporary psychotic state.
The songs cover a wide range of sounds,
including Opeth-y acoustic guitar, dramatic vocals ala Garm on La Masquerade
Infernale, female vocals, a violin, and a host of other wacky effects.
See, kids, the effects are wacky, and that’s why this here music is known
as wacky metal. If you dig Arcturus, Korovakill, Source of Tide, or Solefald,
chances are you’ll find a lot to like about Subterranean Masquerade’s two
song ep. The only downside is the ep’s 17 minute duration. However, the
price is right ($8 for very replayable, high quality music), so check it
Subterranean Masquerade is:
Subterranean Masquerade - Official Site:
The End Records: