Even though the material on II dates back 20 years, it in no way feels outdated or outmoded now. The darkly atmospheric, sonically abrasive music is timeless in the way good, classic harsh industrial is.
Recorded in 2001/2002, and now presented with mastering by Peter Andersson (Raison d’Etre etc.), In Search Of Death’s “II” is an album of classical, old school industrial music. Pulsating and throbbing dark synths, powerful percussion and electronic distortion are balanced by the occasional passage of bright, harmonious synths – which never entirely manage to wash away the sense of deep unease and lingering dread that permeates the album.
Staying on the atmospheric side of harsh industrial music, In Search Of Death’s sound combines elements from death industrial, dark ambient and occasional passages of more belligerent, martial atmospheres. This is certainly music fans of old death industrial – Brighter Death Now etc. – will appreciate. Having released material by the likes of Sütcliffe Jugend on the band’s own label, In Search Of Death are deeply entrenched in the world of vicious old-school industrial electronics.Limited edition of 100 copies, comes as 6-panels glossy laminated digipak and with hand-numbered sticker.
Recorded in 2001/2002.
Mastered in 2020.