Deadwood | Ramblack
“Ramblack” is the follow up to Deadwood’s successful 2005 album “8 19” (CSR53CD). Over the past 3 years this Swedish artist has been toiling away, creating a new black ambient / death noise masterpiece and “Ramblack” is the result. Cloaked in a more raw and morbid sound then its predecessor, this album truly changes one’s perspective of audial darkness. This analogue beast of an album layers the tonal prayers of demons and the distorted cries of angels, sickness and depravity. True Death Electronics. The soundtrack to your end. “Ramblack” features guest vocals from Norwegian Black Metal legend Maniac (Skitliv, ex-Mayhem), whose vocal approach on the song ‘Forakt’ shows the full range of his capacity. Truly one of the most sick and twisted pieces of sonic art ever recorded. Enjoy the disease!
CD Track Listing:
2. Null And Void
6. Ordo Infernal
CSR104LP (December 2008)
Deadwood | Ramblack
LP version is limited to 300 copies on marbled vinyl with 4 tracks from the main CD album (above) and a 15+ minute exclusive track, ‘Cell Of Sirclin’. Deleted.
LP Track Listing:
A1. Cell Of Scirlin
B1. Null And Void
Rock-A-Rolla: “When it comes to depraved ambient noise, no one does it better than the Scandinavians. True to Cold Spring form, this slice of pitch-black Death Electronics / abstract BM from the Swedish noisemonger Daniel Jansson is utterly bleak and depressing. Former Mayhem vocalist [Maniac], currently of labelmates Skitliv, pops up for a guest spot and, impossibly, things get even nastier. Somewhere out there in the cold, dark forests of Sweden and Norway hides a terrifying inspiration for these demented recordings – looks like Deadwood have stumbled upon it with a vengeance.”
Hierophant Nox: “Genius is a word that’s grievously overused, but on this occasion it is justly awarded, and genuinely undersells what an epic and amazing project Deadwood is. It is (of course) the brainchild of Swedish extreme maestro Daniel Jansson (see also Keplers Odd/Blodulv, and Culted etc.), and is a blistering hybrid of black metal, death industrial, raw black noise and haunting, hypnotic black ambience. To call it unsettling, hard-going, and downright disturbing is to do the album a huge disservice; it’s sonically caustic, monumentally heavy, blisteringly savage, unrelentingly brutal… and to my mind is already a classic in its own right… It could (naturally enough) only have been released by the UK’s very own Justin Mitchell’s wondrous Cold Spring label (yes, I am unashamedly a huge fan), home to bands who specialise in all forms of extreme media, but particularly: black ambient, dark ambient, neoclassical, neofolk, medieval, martial, orchestral, power electronics, noise, Japanese noise, minimal, drone, doom, death industrial, dark soundtrack, experimental, and obscure electronics – so Deadwood – as you can clearly see – belong very firmly amongst the CS roster… If you’re looking for a single album that will shock, disturb, chill and haunt you, “Ramblack” is your perfect choice of poison chalice. Each of the seven epic tracks draws you into its malicious impiety with cloying wicked ferocity. This release could well be the definitive soundtrack to the vision of Hell as imagined by poor deluded Christians every where, and Daniel Jansson should be commended for unleashing such a slab of unfettered evil onto an unsuspecting world. Simply brilliant! (95/100)”
Gothtronic: “Where the former album was a combination between black ambient and power electronic tracks, it jumped between those two, this new album feels more coherent. The album starts and ends with black ambient, but the rest of the songs are all harsh and sick industrial mayhem. This is recommended to fans of MZ.412 and lovers of power electronics, post-industrial or just extremely dark music. Essential!”