The Body and Full of Hell are two relentless touring juggernauts in the extreme music world. Since their inceptions in 1999 and 2009 respectively they have been on the road non stop, releasing music and collaborating with other artists. A collaboration between the two made sense and when you hear the finished product, you can see why the two work so well.
This is a not a very nice album, it’s dark, unrelenting and uncomfortable listening; it’s certainly not an album you’d put on at a summer barbecue with your family. This is an album which often takes unexpected twists and turns; the ominous intro to the title track suddenly changes gear into a full on explosive assault which caught me off guard. Following that is the deeply unsettling ‘Fleshworks’, and a bizarre cover of Leonard Cohen‘s ‘The Butcher’, which showcases more layers to the collaboration.
‘Gerhorwilt’ showcases the drumming skills of Lee Buford and David Bland acting as a display for their talent. But from ‘Himmer und Holle’ repetition starts to sink in but final track ‘The Little Death’ ends the album on a strong note. It may take a few listens to fully appreciate it, but there is gold in this thirty one minute odyssey. It’s clear that these two bands were destined to work together and it shows. It’s not perfect by a long shot, but this album is well worth a listen.
Listening to One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache is the equivalent of having your skull drilled into by a melting demon. Harsh, scary, confrontational and unsettling. If you’re a fan of either of the bands works or just of harsh noise acts in general; this collaboration is an experience you need to hear.
Best Tracks: One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache, Fleshworks, The Little Death.
1. One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache
3. The Butcher
5. World of Hope and No Pain
6. Himmel Und Hölle
7. Bottled Urn
8. The Little Death
The Body are:
Chip King – guitars, vocals
Lee Buford – drums, programming
Full of Hell are:
Dylan Walker – vocals, electronics, noise
Spencer Hazard – guitar, noise
David Bland – drums
Brandon Brown – bass