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Transformer – Manoeuvre 12″

Transformer was founded by band members of Kikeiji and Masturbation (among others), and this 12″ from 1986 was their only release. The influence of Masturbation can be clearly heard, so Transformer’s songs are dark, ominous, very slow and plodding, too. What’s clearly different is the almost heavy metal influence on the guitar work. The distortion is really heavy, the guitar screeches, chokes and howls, and there’s thumb-muted arpeggios (is that what you call it?). It somehow reminds me of what Kuolleet Kukat did in the nineties, but that’s not a very accurate comparison. Best check it out yourselves!