|All Is Dust and I Am Nothing|
Rimmer is one of those people that we all know at work.
He's absolutely horrible. He, in equal parts, overestimates his intelligence and knows that he's truly a stupid person.
He fully knows he's a spineless coward, but longs to be brave and thought of as a hero.
Through all of this, and though he does finally become a hero (albeit briefly), he believes that he's going to fulfill his life long dreams of being an officer.
He truly sees himself as being hardwired to be a general in the military. That he could lead legions of soldiers to victory. Over the course of the series though, he did lead a wax droid army to victory, but he was the lone survivor.
All Is Dust and I Am Nothing was begun in 2012. Here we are, it's 2016 and we finally have a full length LP to enjoy.
Albums written and recorded over the years tend to have an uneven quality about them.
It's typically quite offputting.
This album though, it sounds like a metaphor for boot camp through officer's school.
On the first track, the vocals were all over the place. I honestly considered turning it off, but I stuck it out and as the maggots grew they became men.
In the end, the band is still following behind a slightly insane leader, but the the madness is what colors the music.
Nothing is as dynamic as a madman.
Release: 2/16/16 (with Ltd Edition Vinyl)
Genre: Extreme Metal
Preorder Link (live on 2/1)