Nov 2011 15

Servitor Sanctum 7 - The Marriage of Earth and IronServitor Sanctum 7
Category: Industrial / Tribal / Ethnic
Album: The Marriage of Earth and Iron
Stars: 3
Blurb: A blending of organic and industrial.


The drum is the driving force of energy in music. From the earliest tribal days to the modern industrial pound, the drum remains the backbone of music. In his debut album, The Marriage of Earth and Iron, Servitor Sanctum 7 brings the spectrum of drums past and present together in a melding of old and new, banging out 12 tribal industrial tracks. The title of the album says it all: Servitor has joined the techniques of ritual tribal with electro/industrial for a sound that screams for movement and dance.

The entire album is a continuous movement of energetic drum, from the beginning of the haunting and racing “Interas” to the screaming and grinding end of “Nava Earsen.” Servitor doesn’t let up for a second, combining the modes of Afro-Caribbean and Middle Eastern drumming with grinding electronics and bass. Elements of aggro and noize blend with ethnic motifs. It would have been nice to see how Servitor fared with something slower and more trancelike (continual high-speed pounding can be exhausting if one is just listening rather than dancing with a group), but Servitor’s high-energy debut is excellently crafted and performed.

Track list:

  1. Interas
  2. Alito Slavus
  3. Rhythio Divinius
  4. Nekkara Ul Nekhain
  5. Miribasanna
  6. Gahu Monstoro
  7. Horras
  8. Siga-Dumala
  9. Maschint Shagalo
  10. So-fa
  11. Tubbaelecatara
  12. Nava Earsen

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Zak Vaudo (Chaostar)

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