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The Body – I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer 

Saturday 21st, July 2018 / 22:57
By Gareth Jones

Thrill Jockey Records 

The Body refuse to cling to a label. Though frequently categorized as a doom metal act, the duo rather find themselves constantly evolving — a trait which is perfectly exemplified on their most recent outing. I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer combines the duo’s propensity for noise with warped and re-contextualized samples of their previous work. The result is a carefully crafted (yet enthralling) trip straight to hell. The album’s opening track, “The Last Form of Loving,” is a slow burn, never quite reaching a crescendo before coming to an abrupt halt. From this point forward, the listener is caught in the throes of a meticulously crafted record. The single “Nothing Stirs” serves as an apex, with the convulsion of industrial drums and horror samples working restlessly to deeply disturb. With this record, The Body aim to push the limits of what is bearable and succeed without question.

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