Wrapping up an eight-hour day of plowing through a sonic swamp of music, I received an EP from Jeremy Mauney, (one-half of the electro-black metal outfit Nutrition) “Hyperdimensional Awakening”. Nutrition was birthed in early 2009, when ex-Detritum’s vocalist and songwriter Jeremy Mauney and video game composer Roland La Goy, exchanged ideas about a band utilizing elements like 80’s sci-fi synths, lyrical themes of extraterrestrials and conspiracies coinciding with a healthy dose of classic, hateful black metal. As far-fetched as this project may seem, it’s still not nearly as far-fetched as it actually sounds.
Four songs, clocking in at under 30 minuets, "Hyperdimensional Awakening" takes its listeners on a sort of paranoid trip through Mauney’s twisted mind by way of La Goy’s equally twisted soundscapes. Noisy, disorienting, decadent and exactly what I needed after a long day of searching through sub-par music, "Hyperdimensional Awaking" pleased both a sci-fi fan and a black metal fan in one fierce swoop. If you have ever been given the unfortunate impression that black metal is a stagnant, under-experimented genre, abandon this idea at once. Nutrition is here to turn the ‘normal’ parameters of extreme metal on its ass and then back again. Be warned, however, this sort of compound mixing is not for the faint of heart or dull of mind. Nutrition has their entire EP for free download on their myspace.
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