The Last Crisis of Pleasure

by Critical Theatre

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REVIEW FROM BLAST BEATS FOR FREEDOM WEBZINE July 31st 2007

Portland, Oregon's Maxwell Benedetti has created something hideous with his grimnoise project, Critical Theatre. This CD is just what I needed after listening to a few hours of "academic" noise and "contemplative experimental acoustic instrumentation". You don't need to read the track list to tell that there are definite black metal and early industrial vibes in the fusty air what with all the grim atmospherics and cold reverb fuzz in the recording. Not to worry though, there aren't any shit-ass Burzum covers. This actually lets off sort of a SunnO))) smell at times but maybe with more layers and less cloaks. Less metal, more noise. Oh wait, here we go... This sounds like a more ramshackle Throbbing Gristle posessed by the spirit of SunnO))) slathered in corpse paint. I'm digging it maximum. Oh, and about the track list... how about "Meat Machines", "Blind Dungeon", and "Transcendental Forest"? F**k Yes!!!

-Fred Avila

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released July 1, 2007

All music recorded and performed by Maxwell. Critical Theatre logo by Jason Savvy. Cover art by Maxwell. Dedicated to Samantha.

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Critical Theatre Portland, Oregon

Conceived in February 2000 in California. Now home in Portland, Oregon. Ritual industrial noise musick. Primal exorcisms for cataclysmic purgings.

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