released: october 20th, 2006
CD sold out. Digital Download available.
Dead Man's Hill had already been brewing and gaining strength in the dark underground of the Belgium Death Industrial, starting the project in 1998. Having released four limited edition full length cdr albums and a split disc, the time had come at last for Dead Man's Hill to reveal his full potential. With Lakes of Sacrifice Dead Man's Hill made his sound widely available to a North America audience, striking out from Canadian label Bugs Crawling Out of People.
Dead Man's Hill represents the pinnacle of the Death Industrial scene, offering a brilliant blend of militaristic drums, epic orchestrations, and dark sensibilities. Tired of computer constructed sounds? Bored of standard beats? Had enough of bands following simplistic formulas, conforming themselves to be clones of the newest trend? Dead Man's Hill defies these limitations, with a sound that is both classic and renewed; a sound that crosses, combines, and surpasses the subgenres, resulting in a tour de force of industrial, gothic, neo-classical and neo-folk. Lakes of Sacrifice is a powerful entity with a horror movie soundtrack feel; it is classic industrial in the old school way, yet will surprise and reveal something new to the listening audience.
The disc features the incredibly powerful collaborative track "Sacrifice of Subscription" with spoken wordcore artist it-clings and a remix of "Legions of Coldness" by Nick Gorman of Fractured. Mastered by famine.
The first 50 copies were accompanied by a bonus CDR that contained previously unreleased material which sold out quickly.