PASTORAL…IN THE LAND OF DISGUST
Thanks to the powers of technology, bands like Catatonic Disassembly, a one-man band that fuses an awkward array of rock genres together, can exist. Comprising a sound self-described as “death-grunge”. PASTORAL…IN THE LAND OF DISGUST takes influences from the likes of NIN, Type O Negative, Killing Joke, Sisters of Mercy, Nirvana, and cookie monster death metal vocals while displaying an affinity for film noire thanks to the album’s heavy usage of movie samples to create a disjointed assortment of guitar and keyboard driven songs chock full of clichéd metal rebellion with alarming redundancy. While this disc’s hybrid electronic rock style would have been considered groundbreaking 20 years ago, Catatonic Disassembly’s latest offering suffers from being a bit behind the times to be considered anything beyond mediocre.