Ohgr Devils in My Details Review
Album: Devils in My Details
Length: 42 minutes
Label(s): Synthetic Symphony
04. Feelin’ Chicken
Devils in My Details is the third album by industrial act Ohgr. After 5 years the duo of Nivek Ogre and Mark Walk return with something unlike anything else in the industrial scene, or elsewhere for that matter. Devils in My Details is a concoction of aggressive marching drums, noise, extensive sound processing and demented vocalisations that have all been mixed into 1 bizarre auditory cocktail.
Actor Bill Mosley finds himself being dragged into the middle of this otherworldly album to perform disenchanted spoken word verses of his own design on songs 4, 7, 9, 10 and 11 while being the most human sounding part of the entire album.
Several songs are linked together with short interludes that grow out of the ever changing soundscapes to create longer, multipart songs. You will find this makes it much easier to find individual parts to listen to, which can be a problem with lengthy songs written by other artists. The only drawback to this is that you will feel like you’ve started listening to a song from the middle instead of the beginning if you do this.
Ohgr changes faces many times on Devils in My Details and never stays in a single place for long. This makes it impossible to get a clear picture of what the album is about from hearing a single song and is best experienced as the sum of its parts rather than individual pieces.
Devils in My Details is as unconventional as it is difficult to digest if you’re unacquainted with industrial music. The scope of vision and creativity used to create Devils in My Details is particularly wide and sounds like nothing else past or present. It is essential listening for industrial enthusiasts and anyone willing to experience something that takes more than a few steps outside the box.