From the gentrified wastes of inner-city Melbourne, Australia arises an ominous black cloud of nihilistic fervor and downright malevolence in the form of the bleak duo known as TOTAL FVCKING DARKNESS.
Comparable to LOW in instrumentation alone, TFD instead conjure slow torturous drone-gaze dirges interspersed with blasts of black, underscored by unsettling funeral-esque keyboard passages, sub-sonic noise, helmed by death-whispers, phantom-like vocals recalling the departed Rozz Williams and hellish Black-Metal howls bellowing into the endless abyss.
Captured live to cassette tape on a TASCAM 4-track using 2 microphones at a converted Funeral Parlour in Preston by infernal luddite mastermind Lindsay Phillips. 'ADRIFT IN THE SHROVDED MISTS...' is an eerie atmospheric recording, which paints a disturbing portrait of the coming apocalypse, the degradation of the Earth and the rejection of God and the afterlife.
Lo-tech and oppressively grim TOTAL FVCKING DARKNESS draws venom from the same misanthropic well that bands such as
SWANS / CHRISTIAN DEATH / GODFLESH / INTEGRITY / BLOODLET / HTRK / DISEMBOWELMENT and early MAYHEM fester in.