Batz Without Flesh

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When industrial music was reaching its commercial peak in the early '90s, there was a plethora of underground bands crafting some wonderfully twisted albums. Batz Without Flesh, the brainchild of sonic madman Claude Willey, was one of these groups. Taking the eerie sonic landscapes of Nurse With Wound and Sleep Chamber and mixing them with the pounding throb of Skinny Puppy, Willey has a distinct and memorable sound that never quite found an audience outside of a small underground following. His raspy yell make songs like "Bossmansam" have a personality that many like-minded bands simply lack. At the same time, his ambitious instrumentals ("On Edge" and the evil "Greasy" especially) are carefully crafted and sprinkled with clever samples. Maybe this album will be discovered and reprinted someday, but until then this is an album that is hard to find but worth hunting down for fans of good, solid industrial music.

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