Chuck Schuldiner Project

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Mirrors For Psychic Warfare - I See What I Became

Mirrors For Psychic Warfare burst onto the heavy scene in 2016 with their self titled debut, and the industrial duo comprised of Sanford Parker and Scott Kelly proceeded to impress the masses. This is one of the most interesting acts going right now, blending a variety of genres and bringing forth exciting new ideas with each track. Eight potent pieces come together to unleash a sort of devastating sonic punishment. This is a look into the dark side of the human psyche, anxiety and, for better or for worse, mental suffering.

This is a remarkably claustrophobic record. The harsh industrial layers crash into each other and create a sort of bleak sonic landscape. The unrelenting punishment found on some of these tracks almost pulls too much at the heartstrings. This is an incredibly devastating listen and one that makes you wonder why we were even sent here in the first place. A record that comes face to face with the bountiful nihilism of the human condition it's impossible not to be provoked, mesmerized and entranced by Mirrors for Psychic Warfare. This isn't an album for the faint of heart, nor is it a record that I think most metal fans are going to fully get. That's not really the point though, the point is to look within.

What is exciting to me about this album is the dynamic range represented. There are so many interesting and unique layers within this and the band is unafraid to push for new and unique ideas constantly. I See What I Became is an album that leaves you scraping your jaw off the floor. It makes you question everything you thought you knew about heavy music whilst affirming the power of industrial sounds. It's a great creative achievement and extremely indicative of the sum of its parts. If you fuck with Skinny Puppy and Godflesh, you better not sleep on this.

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