Metropolis Records signs Caustic
December 30 2010Metropolis Records welcomes Madison WI based electronic project Caustic to the roster.
Few artists in modern industrial have enjoyed maniacally giving the
finger to the genre and all of its outdated, bullshit clichs as much
as Caustic's Matt Fanale. Like an OCD kid on a four-pack of Red Bull,
Caustic bulldozes relentlessly through the genre (and zillion
self-servingly named subgenres) with music, rants, and more general
stupid live than most people can handle, making him a polarizing force
in a scene where people would rather hide behind WoW usernames, fake
blood, and eevil clothing than confront (and attempt to do something
about, successful or not) why industrial has become pretty damn boring
in the last decade.
Described by the Belgic topiary and music magazine Side-Line as "...an
enormous revolution: a will of true individualism and a welcome
originality," Caustic has careened from album to album and song to
song like each one is his new ugly baby to sell on the black market.
While one album is a low-fi, DIY punk experiment, the next (Caustic's
Metropolis debut THE GOLDEN VAGINA OF FAME AND PROFIT) is a straight
up, polished club disc. Why? Plain and simple: It's fun. And to
Caustic that's way more important than worrying about popularity or if
the fickle, grumpy underground masses will "accept" it.
And since when was acceptance something industrial ever cared about to
Caustic has had the pleasure of playing shows with artists such as
Atari Teenage Riot, Babyland, Combichrist, My Life with the Thrill
Kill Kult, and Hocico over the last few years, confusing and
enthralling the masses with anarchic, destructive live shows leaving
the stage and audience drenched in more sweat, booze, and other
undisclosed fluids than most people care to even remember. Make no
mistake: There's nothing else like Caustic out there, and whether
that's a good thing or not is up to you.
Regardless, Caustic ain't going anywhere.
Welcome to the Jizzcorps, bitches. Let's have some fun.