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The second installment of the intrumental masterpeice that was "Självdestruktivitet Född Av Monotona Tankegångar," comes "Självdestruktivitet Ffödd av Tankegångar II - Monoton Negativitet." The release contains three more one riffed songs, simply dubbed Parts III, IV and V. Each song is another one-riffed, droning, depressive masterpiece. Though, lacking is some compartments, such as the obvious refusal of change, "...Monoton Negativitet" is a solid release that's the basis for a strong foundation on what was to come of Hypothermia. Though, there was still a release or two between this and Hypothermia's distinctive sound.
Each song relies heavily on two things. The first, and most blatantly obvious - the drums. Without drums we'd be in possession of a boring, droning, emotionless album, lacking beat rhythm and seemingly comprised of random timings and tempos. Drums are required to patch each section together, and the seemingly disconnected riffs are brought together as flowing soundscapes, with the drums. They are required to change the timing, give the song beat, and tempo. They may not be the most eccentrically composed drums, nor the most technical, but without them, we'd be lost within the midst of repetition to no end. The second thing; the listener. This relies as strongly on you, as it does the drums. This is not for your everyday, run of the mill Depressive metal listener (see: Wedard), but more for the experienced listener, one who knows what to appreciate. This release takes you deep into the void, dragging your hopes, dreams and accomplishments with it. It will makes you feel hopeless, and experience dark thoughts and freezing cold emotions. Recommended listening at night.
This album is comprised of basically six riffs, three songs and progresses over an accumulated half an hour. That's, what? A riff every five minutes, alongside absolutely no vocals, no bass and no accompanying guitars, it's truly astounding that this album can support itself as well as it does. Only could a band like Hypothermia pull that off. The only problem with this release however, which in itself is a contributing factor to the complete empty feeling, is the lack of vocals. Kim's vocals just reach that extra level of intensity, not to mention agony, depressive, insanity, and so on, so forth. Though the lack of vocals do make the listener feel alone - with vocals, you have some sense of security, sub-consciously, knowing that there's someone there, someone who is experiencing what you're experiencing whilst listening... but there's no one here to help you, its just this desolate, empty riffs and a completely dead, blackened atmosphere.
An excellent release, though far from the best of Hypothermia's efforts. It's monotonous atmosphere and production just promote the feelings furthermore, and that's something I'll miss from Hypothermia, no longer do they incorporate this monotonous production, they have a more three-dimensional production, like on any of their full legnth's.