• Venetian Snares - Meathole

    Reviewed by Nicola Meighan (Plan B)

    <b> Venetian Snares </b> - Meathole

    Legend has it that Venetian Snares protagonist and free-jazz-gabba lord Aaron Funk was played 'Tubular Bells' on repeat in the womb. Whether he is rebelling against said innate aural atrocity or simply taking his lead from the predestined 'Exorcist' correlation remains unclear, but either way 'Meathole', our Canadian protagonist's largest endeavor, is a head-burling, drill-spewing symphony for the devil. From churning parp'n'bass opener 'Aanguish' - all grrrlphantasm breakcore hoodoo; to the scything, sickening aria 'Contain' - like the pop-eyed bastard child of Queen's 'One Vision' and Dido's personal hell - this album is a cloying, torrential delight.

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