Saturday, September 6, 2008

Tourniquet - Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance

The lyrics kept the pattern that began on Psycho Surgery and feature bizarre medical terminology. These terms and syndromes are used as metaphors for spiritual and social issues. The album title refers to color blindness and the title song uses it as a metaphor for lack of wisdom of sight from God. "Gelatinous Tubercles of Purulent Ossification" is about nicotine addiction that causes larynx benediction. The sound samples of the song are produced with Western Electric 5000 voice synthesizer. The 10 minute song "The Skeezix Dilemma" uses the board game Uncle Wiggily's (also a children's book series by Howard Roger Garis) concept as an allegory for child abuse. The song starts out with a minute of circus music (organ played by Bob Beeman) which is followed by a nervous child reading a bit of the game's introduction. The heavy metal song "Exoskeletons" contains a short riff of Black Sabbath's song "Supernaut" at the end. On the Metal Blade Records version of this album, there is a bonus track "The Tempter" (a Trouble cover lifted from Tourniquet's Intense Live Series, Vol. 2)
Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance was re-released and re-mastered in 2001 with new artwork and layout. The bonus tracks include live recordings of the title song and "Bearing Gruesome Cargo" played at Flevo Festival, Liempde, The Netherlands in 2000. It is the last album to feature vocalist Guy Ritter who left the band after the recording of the album. The album was also independently rereleased in 2001 with digital remastering, bonus tracks and new cover art (with "Dissonance" misspelled as "Dissonence" on the tray liner edges). Readers of HM Magazine voted Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance as "Favourite Album of the 1990s". Intense Records released the album to Christian market and Metal Blade Records released it to secular market.

.. Impending Embolism
.. Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance
.. Phantom Limb
.. Ruminating Virulence
.. Spectrophobic Dementia
.. Gelatinous Tubercles of Purulent Ossification
.. Incommensurate
.. Exoeskeletons
.. Theodicy Of Trial
.. Descent Into the Maelstrom
.. En Hakkore
.. Skeezix Dilemma

.. Year: 1992
.. Label: Intense Records
.. Country: USA (Los Angeles, CA)
.. Bitrate: 256 kbps
.. Ripped: EAC 9.0
.. Genre: Metal
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