Where Dumb Flesh was a claustrophobic, club-friendly critique of the human body, World Eater seems to smother space and time itself. The menacing music box of John Doe’s Carnival of Error soon gives way to distorted, indecipherable vocals, Rhesus Negative is a high-BPM sprawl of industrial noise and ethereal synths and single Please offers pleasingly discordant melodies, although the calm is soon broken by The Rat’s thundering drums.
Silent Treatment features everything from heavenly choirs to icy electronics whilst penultimate track Minnesota… is constantly morphing between turbulent sputters of noise, epic drones and even an eighties power ballad section. Closer Hive Mind is a skittering, playful piece that ends in in crystallised arpeggios. World Eater might be a little erratic but it’s mesmerising nonetheless.