Review Summary: The perfect Power Electronics release4 of 5 thought this review was well written
Whitehouse is a Power Electronics duo that originated in England in the 80's. Their sound has been described as practical terror being built into a song. Their subject matter is strange and frightening at the same time. Sadistic themes, child abuse, and sex are just a few of the lyrical variations Whitehouse offers. While for most this may seem extreme, the lyrics are nothing compared to the Music itself.
Their recordings are absolutely nuts. They are violent sounding, extremely harsh, and simple. Rabid strings of white noise, ear splitting screams, and downtuned bass pitches mixed with a fingernail scratching a long a chalkboard are just a few sounds Whitehouse can create. They also love experimentation. There's a 99% chance when you listen to a song off of Great White Death, or Whitehouse in general you will either feel extremely nervous, or shocked. Feeling surprised, and feeling jolted is a definite act Whitehouse will make as well. The music is most certainly the most extreme thing you will hear.
In total, there are 6 songs, which all relate to something explicit, or perverted. The first song 'Great White Death' is the shortest, and frankly the most boring. Out of the two minutes, the song just doesn't go anywhere. It's packed with frightening ambient textures, but the overall playthrough is just boring. 'Ass Destroyer' is awesome, and twisted. The coded themes of violence and insane vocals rip this song straight out the ball park. 'You Don't Have to Say please' and 'I'm Coming up your Ass' are absolutely vile, and corrupt. They both are the longest tracks on the album, and they both have a barely audible, quiet, and evil bass crawling on through the path of the song. 'Rapemaster' and 'We've Got the Power' are most likely filler. Both songs just don't feel like Power Electronics are influenced. Dark Ambient has more of a feel to it more than anything honestly.
So what you are left with are 6 songs, each delivering a scary and spine-chilling quality that each posses. For the most part, the tracks feel more disturbing than anything else. Noise is definitely a fraction added onto it, but the main proposition is leaned more towards the disturbance, and violent colored themes. Great White Death is pure chaos and beauty, all in one.