Before I post about my favourite albums of 2018, let’s bring it back two years. This is the debut collaborative album between Full of Hell and The Body titled One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache, my favorite album from 2016. It’s hard to write about an album that leaves you speechless every time you listen to it. I am in awe every time because it is amazing, but I am more or so speechless due to how disturbing this album is. The two bands that make up this collaboration are easily some of the best artists within extreme music today, but they both have their own sound within that broad genre tag. When you mix Full of Hell’s grindcore/noise sound and the Body’s drone and experimental sound, you get this beast.
One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache is one of the most violent, unsettling, and hateful albums I’ve ever listened to. This album makes me so anxious and uncomfortable but it’s all a part of the experience of it. The music is so extreme, and with the lyrical topics of hatred and depression throughout, you can feel the dread and pain every second. It doesn’t even seem human, but it is, and I think that’s what makes it even more disturbing. It’s real. At the end of the song Abel, there is an audio snippet from the final interview of serial killer Aileen Wuornos, a day before her execution. “To me this world is nothing but evil, and all of us are full of evil one way or another, in whatever we do. We have evil in us, all of us do”. The best way to end an album like this.
If you’re looking for something new to try, or to listen to something interesting, I highly recommend this album, regardless of the description I gave sounding rather fucked up. Perfect for this time of year, bitter music for bitter weather. Keep an eye out because I will be posting my best of 2018 soon. At the moment I am still drafting lists out for the next few days until I come with an order I feel the most pleased with.