Album Review: Mental Wounds Not Healing by Uniform
Excellent, Based on 2 Critics
AllMusic - 80 Based on rating 8/10
Uniform and the Body are two duos who have consistently challenged, and sometimes obliterated, the boundaries between genres such as metal, noise, punk, and industrial. They both make intense, violent music utilizing deconstructed samples and copious amounts of hair-raising screaming, and they both write about topics such as depression, anxiety, hopelessness, anger, and death. As the two acts geared up for a tour together in 2017, they immediately began discussing potential collaborations.
On Mental Wounds Not Healing, two compatible bands bring out the best in each other. The joint LP from Portland extreme-metal titans the Body and New York-based industrial duo Uniform finds both outfits pushing the most intense elements of their respective sounds into the red while scaling new melodic and compositional heights. Recorded around the same time the Body were finishing last month's I Have Fought Against It, But I Can't Any Longer, these seven songs are so brutally satisfying, they might leave some listeners wishing the collaboration were permanent--an impressive feat when you consider the strength of each act's individual catalog.