Bestial Burden

Pharmakon - Bestial Burden
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2014 Ratings: #172 / 964
User Score
Based on 120 ratings
2014 Ratings: #310
Liked by 1 person
October 14, 2014 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sacred Bones / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

84
Pitchfork
The sense of control Margaret Chardiet wields over her nasty, fire-breathing music provides a sense of structure that makes this very out-there music easy to grasp for those outside of noise music circles. Her work is marked by a push-and-push-harder tension between pummeling rhythms, swaths of power-electronics static, and her impressive, chilling howl.
Dombot
97
(@MasterCrackfox's PICK FOR SPOOKLIST 2020)

...so it's gonna be like that huh

The main reason I started this list was to challenge myself, to listen to music that I normally wouldn't even know about. I'd never even heard of Pharmakon's work, and this type of dark drone is not something I would usually see myself enjoying. That being said, Bestial Burden is probably the shortest album on this list, clocking it at just around a half hour, but holy SHIT did it leave an enormous impact on me. ... read more
KVNT3SS4
89
HELPPPPPP THIS ALBUM REALLY GREW ON MEEE...
like I disliked it so much but now its so GOOODD and the description and concept of the album helped me listen to it so much. Primitive Struggle still makes my throat close up so it's by far my least fave track.. chyl I won't play that shit unless I wanna spook some bitch
TheRootBoy
75
Pharmakon here still dishing out some of that creative, experimental drone we all came here for.
gabromzk
83
the concept of the album just blow me away http://www.sacredbonesrecords.com/collections/frontpage/products/sbr117-pharmakon-bestial-burden
MasterCrackfox
76
An absolute horrific, haunting album (but like, in a good way). Shrill screams and horror movie-esque backing tracks make up the entirety of this album and it'll make your skin crawl and make you feel like your body is shutting down.

Favorite track: Autoimmune
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Added on: August 15, 2014