Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Helios Creed - Cosmic Assault

Label: Cleopatra
Year: 1995

From his earlier acid-fried proto industrial haze, Helios Creed seemed to allow the current (current in 1994, mind you) crop of industrial bands to influence his sound to a more straightforward metallic thud and clang. Meaning, while Al Jourgenson was no doubt learning how to mold his early 80's dance music into a more menacing attack with no small thanks to Helios Creed, Helios Creed then molded his throbbing (gristle?) blur of sound into a more Ministry type industrial band. Complete with repititious metal riffs and simple drum patterns. That's not to say that it isn't "good", it is. So long as you like the golden age of Wax Trax Records, or you hate the sun, or your parents.
Chris McKay, formerly of Spit (exactly...who?), and who played on most Helios Creed records from 1994-1999, is on bass. Paul Della Pelle, formerly of Ruin (um...who?), and who played on most Helios Creed records from 1991-2008, and who played more recently with Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School Of Medicine, is on drums. And Z Sylver, who has been a long time Helios Creed collaborator lends her hand to samples and synthesizer (how quaint).


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