16 Bitch Pile-Up: Bury Me Deep
Release: Bury Me Deep
Format: 5" CD
Horror noise is something I’m a fan of and it’s not just the artwork that has to appeal to me but the sounds also have to evoke a horrific emotion as well. The new 16 Bitch Pile-Up disc does exactly that. When I saw the artwork, which I’ll explain a bit later, I had to own this. Listening to the sounds when I got the disc was something else. The artwork put me in the frame of mind I needed to be in and after hearing the experimental tones on the CD I was enthralled and ready to rate this as the best release of the year, it’s only March!
There’s a good mix of track lengths in this release. Ranging from 7 seconds to 18 minutes, all untitled and they all flow together well. The first track grabs you right away as a good introductory piece. Slow moving scraping sounds with muffled vocal hisses. If you’re a fan of Woman of the SS it’ll appeal to you for sure. Track #2 is probably my favorite and the one that sets the tone of this disc to a "T". It’s an 18 minute slow moving tonal synth piece. Not much variation but it’s a track to listen to with the lights off at the witching hour. I listened to it at noon with the Sun in my face and I was still creeped out! Track #3 is footsteps with a creaking door and SLAM! Seeing as how this disc is telling a story, this tracks fits well. Track #4 starts off with sounds of racing bikes and engines mix with tonal bass tabs. I see the inspiration in these bitches’ eyes while making this disc. The track is not what I call normal noise that I’m use to but again, it fits well with the rest of the disc. The track features more bike sounds however than noise, which some may get turned off from after 11 minutes of it. Track #5 is a 8 minute experimental sound piece with sounds of rubbing things together it sounds like, not sure what. Maybe symbolizing a poor boys torment? Who knows. After a minute more noises creep in. Echo sounds that sound like muffled vocals again. More of what we heard in the first track with more variation. Alarms ring and a nice heart beat pound to finish it off. Track #6 begins with a louder pounding of a heartbeat with pokes of metal sounding noises slowly finding it’s way in. The track then begins to more in a double heat beat with a bass loop. Started to shake my wall unit. There’s a great electrical sound in the track too that sounds like it’s right out of an old Frankenstein movie. A good 4 minute piece overall. Track #7, at 7 seconds, is pretty much a 1 second clip of a huff. Then track #8 hits you like a punch in the face. Wall noise of screaming to the extreme. Ear blistering vocals from the bitches’ come at you show you what it’s like to fucking die!!! Damn, they can sound good getting murdered. After almost 2 minutes of yelling a cheap ass happy tune plays in. Not sure where it’s from but it says, "This one’s for you" a few times so I think I get why they placed in on the CD. My second favorite track on the disc. The disc ends with a short 23 piece of a banged loop that fades out with a high pitched tone. Overall this disc was just grand in its performance, now, let’s talk about the artwork.
The layout, done by Damion Romero, is like something from a 80’s horror flick. Electric font in purple and little ads in print stating "from the band that brought you…They Went Extinct Because They Became Invisible…" and "The beaches were covered in blood…and so were the bitches!" Just love it and again, it sets this disc apart from 99% of the others out there. The photography, which features the cast of bitches murdered all blooded, was done by none other than David Lim of Tralphaz. Didn’t know he could take such good pictures and after seeing this release he’ll probably do some more. There’s three ladies, Sarah Bernat, Sarah Cathers, Shannon Walter and each of them gets sprawled out and left for dead on the beach. One, featured on the cover, is on a sacrificial rock. Poor girl. The insert even folds out to a poster. If you get one disc this year make sure it’s this one. I know there’s a lot of horror fans in noise and this one sets your mood 100%. Pure and perfect.