Review Summary: You'd get more enjoyment from listening to a washing machine on high spin.Not My God
is a colossal failure on just about every level. From the gruellingly repetitive, paper thin samples and electronics Nero flatly contributes to the debut album, to Tim Sköld’s borderline laughable slurs, which sound as if David Bowie has risen from the dead and decided to neck a few bottles of Jack Daniels before hitting the mic on this abomination. And it comes with a heavy heart to say this, because I was looking forward to this project, I really was. A collaborative endeavour made by two of industrial’s well-established figureheads: Tim Sköld of Marilyn Manson fame and Nero Bellum, the mastermind behind the incredible Psyclon Nine project. Sure, “Fiction”, the single being used to promote this release, wasn’t anything earth-shattering – considering it sounded like Marilyn Manson from The Golden Age of Grotesque
era mixed with inconspicuous synth work – but I mean, I never expected this. Believe me when I say though, this was excruciating to sit through. It sounds like twenty minutes of material being stretched out to drone on for one hour. By the halfway mark, my head was literally hurting from its repugnant style, and I suspect it wasn’t intentionally made to do so. It’s an album shackled to wistfully vapid, nigh on non-existent electronic samples that scream out for something
– anything – to back them up, all the while Sköld spews out contrived and derivative subject matter that has been done to death at this point. The bottom line: don’t bother with this at all. You can find much better industrial/drone albums out there, and for all the potential being criminally squandered here, maybe one day we’ll get the album we rightfully deserve from these guys, because this isn’t it.
SPECIAL EDITION BONUSES: N/A
ALBUM STREAM//PURCHASE: https://notmygod.bandcamp.com/album/not-my-god