"Final Vision" is an emotionally devastating exploration of sound and texture. Shredded Nerve has never sound so raw, so exposed. For nearly an hour Justin Lakes takes the listener through a series of tracks that showcase expert tape-manipulation, cathartic harsh noise, and cold electronics. Each section is so expertly composed that the hour of music almost feels short. This is both expansive and engaging music, and a fitting follow up to recent Shredded Nerve releases on the likes of Chondritic Sound, Total Black, and Monorail Trespassing.
"Whatever It Takes" is an amazing piece of composed experimental/industrial/(post-)harsh noise music. I thoroughly enjoy the compositions as they seem to have been carefully crafted and involve several different techniques ranging from something that sounds like a raw, crude no-input mixer feedback, distorted harsh noise textures and layers of heavy synth. It's also great to see yet another noise artist experiment with the use of minimal melody which adds to the haunting atmosphere of the album. Dawid Kowalski