From the opening synths and distortions of the opening track, Individual Totem's new album Mothfly announces itself as crucial, difficult, cerebral, and industrial. What do you do with a new single whose dance beat comes in at the 2-minute mark? If you're a label, you run away. If you really like industrial music, on the other hand, you recognize Mothfly for what it is: an industrial album which contorts and convinces, pulls you apart but creates an organic whole. The synths are simply great, the atmosphere is dark and elusive, the band asks more questions than they answer. Mothfly is often downtempo but equally it rages. It rages in dark places, alone, with vocals unable to scream, though screaming. It's a wonderful statement of psycho-analytic repression. The father lost in the son, or murdered, who can tell? From the opening and infectious WWW to the interesting and introspective In Memorial, to the Skinny Puppy-influenced The Ugly Game, Mothfly is quintessential industrial music.
released December 11, 2007
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DWIFH has taken me on a trip from 'skeptic' to 'lifelong fan'. Michael Arthur Holloway is simply brilliant. If you haven't yet checked out the rest of DWIFH, I can honestly say that every album is sooooo worth it! Too good for words really. dsonner
This album should be ranked very high in ranks of latest industrial albums, because it just crushes the competition. THIS is how it's done people. Menacing vocals, pounding drums and haunting electronics have no mercy on your ears and leave you with not one second of peace. Play this loud and do people around you a service.