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Zarach 'Baal' Tharagh, the man, the myth, the legend. The French maestro of abhorrent creations and dreadful productions. The man who single handedly gave retarded French children hope, the man who gave bedroom black metal an inferior. Yes, he's real, he is Zarach 'Baal' Tharagh, and he promises a better future for all. Chances are he'll go down in history as the only project with more releases than listeners, or more certainly, the single most moronic, naive, mindless drone to ever toil the planet; what the fuck is the point of this project? I honestly do not know. The music is terrible on its own, and when comparred to the like of oh, I don't know, music, it comes this inferior, meaningless laughable noise.
However, amidst all the shit put forth by Zarach 'Baal' Tharagh, Demo 39 is probably the best of them all. There's a number of somewhat decent songs; decent when in comparisson to the likes of his other releases, ZBT has a scale of his own, you cannot compare this to the likes of real bands and what not, only to his other releases. There's a number of songs on this release that would suggest that ZBT actually has ears, but then again, there's over 100 releases which would suggest otherwise. The album is essentially comprised of three things; bassy songs, which are comprised of resonant tracks layered in thick bass tracks, we have some weak, vague 'punk' songs and then we have the ambient tracks, which are more-or-less the highlight of Demo 39.
The songs are organized in no order at all, and along with the production (even by ZBT standards) would most likley suggest this is a rehearsal, or collaboration of numerous rehearsal sessions. One standout problem is that the compositions are overly generic. The repetative guitar, playign some form of punk influenced black metal is followed carefully and distinctly by the bass, while the drum machine pounds out some variation of a rock-beat. Though timing is absolutley terrible, if at all existant, the music is predictive. As contradictory as this is, the music has no flow, no direction and no timing, yet the music is completley and utterly predictive.
However, Demo 39, beleive it or not, isn't completley bad. It actually features three decent - nay, alright tracks. Poison, Experiment and Nightmare are excellent ambient creations. If ZBT spent more than two weeks per release creating some true heartfelt ambiance, perhaps ZBT woudln't be the boat he's currently in. Anyway, to wrap up; Demo 39 is free, if you're at all intruiged by this French mastermind, please, go download it. Perhaps you'll like the ambient interludes, like me.