Cabinet
Claustrophobic Dysentery

Here is yet another project from the mind of Matthew Schott (listed here as ‘Repulsive Dirtnap Casket Crusher’) with the help of some other mysteriously unknown figures (Filth Esophagus Vacuum: vocals, SixSixSix Chambers of Rotten Mold: guitars/leads,  Four Filthy Shelves of Putrid Decay: bass), to go along with Valdur, Oreamnos and Sxuperion.

And what we have here is some light hearted, proggy, power metal with falsetto vocals that.………Nah…… this is fucking filthy, murky, discordant death-doom with unmistakable strains of all his other projects. Honestly, at this point, I’m hard-pressed to differentiate all his projects, as they are all pretty much in the same icky wheelhouse, just varying levels of ick. The specific ick in Cabinet, is a more atmospheric, sometimes plodding take on Portal on barbituates levels of nausea, with a central theme of dying in an asylum.

It essentially has the same guitar tone and distant cavernous vocals (though rarely used) as his other projects but is delivered with a more restrained, doomy, scrawling pace. Whereas say Sxuperion is this other worldly, sci-fi, cosmic, alien atmosphere, this is more of a seplophobic, decaying, shit smeared on windows, fingernails embedded in walls, rancid, piss-soaked beds, and well….Claustrophobic Dysentery type of vibe, and it’s his nastiest iteration yet. Tracks like “Entering Into The Mold“, “Gradually Melting Into Self-Diminution And Dust” and “The Concluding Decomposition Of Cubical Claustrophobia / Manifesting The Eternal Circumambulation Of Slowly Pulverized Decay” is the musical equivalent of walking around an abandoned mental hospital while on LSD, phenobarbital AND meth. It really is only for hardened, dedicated listeners, as it’s not an easy listen at all, but what Schott projects are?

Still, amid the foul, droning is, there is still some atonal rumbling to be heard like “Captured In Permanent Presentiment Of The Cornered Musk ” and “Immortally In Perpetuum” deliver that familiar Valdur, Oreamnos and Sxuperion discordant churn that Schott revels in, and will no doubt continue to revel in for future projects and releases.

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Written by Erik T
June 22nd, 2022

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