Originally released last summer on Fernow's own Hospital Records, Pleasure Ground sees the New Yorker crossing his patented sound (sterile, oscillating distortion) with straight-up doom and gloom. It sounds as though Prurient is burrowing an underground tunnel directly from harsh experimental noise to extreme metal. Massive rumbles and brooding, in-the-red organs break through Fernow's usual wall of feedback. And on "Earthworks/Buried in Secret," this effect peaks when pitted against simple melodies built from malformed, garbled textures. With an unnerving tension coursing through this disc, a music party it ain't.
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