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Iron Lung Records has been on fire in 2014, with new releases from S.H.I.T. and Warthog, the debut album by Demonbrother, an upcoming EP from Una Bestia Incontrolable, and Gas Chamber’s Hemorrhaging Light LP. The Buffalo 4-piece plays a brand of noise infused powerviolence that makes Iron Lung Records an ideal fit. Much like Demonbrother, Gas Chamber does its best to keep powerviolence relevant and fresh in 2014. While bands ranging from Man Is The Bastard to Gasp to Suppression have all blended powerviolence with noise music, it all comes down to the approach. Gas Chamber’s approach is atmospheric, sounding like a combination of crust and the non-psychedelic elements of Gasp, and keeping the noise elements down to the level of accentuation in order to create a thoroughly apocalyptic sound. The spacious industrial clatter that closes out “1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000” and the dull, rumbling feedback of “VII” birth desolate environments, the sounds of the urban decay shown in the album’s artwork. Everything culminates in the 11-minute track “Pigeon,” whose crust elements quickly fall away to a lackadaisically driving riff that noise builds itself off of before finally building itself into 20 seconds of blasting poweviolence, destroying what came before it. Hemorrhaging Light is an ode to the inevitability of decay.

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