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Watchmaker - Erased From The Memory Of Man
Lately I’m discovering more and more grindcore that I like. Not the gore, not the groovy, but the extremely noisy. So noisy, it gets on your nerves, and I developed a weird interest in that. Watchmaker is exactly such a band. And thank Earache Records for re-releasing the hard-to-get Willowtip Records material, otherwise I would probably never have seen this record at all!
The booklet has a quote in it that is an exact description of what this band makes. It goes as following: ‘the common denominator of the universe is not harmony – it’s chaos, hostility and murder’. That sums up pretty much the first three words that come to one’s mind when auditing this album. Very similar to what I recently discovered from Australia, the infamous Hailstones Kill 200.
It consists of very chaotic (practically incoherent) screaming, riffing and drumming, which occasionally makes it quite difficult to find the structures in all of it. But I’m guessing that will become clear after I’ve heard it like fifty times or so. The recording quality is part to blame for that as well, but since the music is chaotic as hell anyway, this only contributes to the mayhem. The music has a nice metalcore groove to it now and then, and toys around with rhythmical and experimental noise stuff throughout the album. That combined with grindcore indeed creates total chaos.
There’s not very much more to say about this stuff. If you’re into terrible noise recordings that make you think ‘what the fuck is happening here?’ then this will prove to be a nice addition to your collection.
Watchmaker - Erased From The Memory Of Man
70/1001Details Earache Records
Released on Monday Nov 21st, 2005

Writer @DemonDust on Wednesday Dec 21st, 2005

Tags: #Watchmaker
Tracklisting 1. Dawn of Indifference / Nuked to Ashes
2. Oncrushing Advance
3. Conquering A Dead Planet
4. Irrevocable Change
5. Scaffold Of Deception
6. Gunpoint Stoicism
7. Bonepile Of False Assumptions
8. Relentless Postmortem Killing
9. Therapeutic Dirt Nap
10. Mourning Breath
11. Falling Upwards
12. Infidelity’s Eyestabbing Unease
13. Swept From All Existence
14. Lice Crawling Humanity
15. Inescapable Melancholy
16. Visiting Plague / Blood Freezing Violence
Line up Michael Garret – yearning flame of drum turret
Paul Vaughan – ghetto fucking bee keeper
Brian Livoti – vocal fucking sawblade terror
Nick Kirlis – rick and fucking backer
Mark York – drunken thrash attack