Various Artists – No Good Deed Goes Unpunished DCDr Malignant Antibody 2014
Personal tragedy struck Stephen Petrus on the 8th January, 2014, when fire destroyed his home and all his possessions. And who exactly is Stephen Petrus you ask? Well, if you even have to ask that question, clearly you have missed his long standing commitment and contribution to the underground (15+ years) through Murderous Vision, In Death Throes, Umbra (amongst many other projects), in addition to being label boss of Live Bait Recording Foundation and director of the 2010 ‘City/Ruins: Art in the Face of Industrial Decay’ documetary (which focused on the underground industrial/ noise scene of Cleaveland, Ohio). This DCDr is a benefit release kindly coordinated by Malignant Records, with all proceeds being donated to Stephen to assist in him with the re-establishment process.
Clearly this is a great initiative and a positive cause to support by buying a copy of this release. But apart from the provision of financial assistence to a fellow underground member, as a bonus you just so happen to get a two CDr stellar compilation of tracks from underground artists (both leading and emerging), including: Phragments, Inade, Kristoffer Nystroms Orkester, The Vomit Arsonist, Æther & Trepaneringsritualen, Shock Frontier, The Scapegoat Mechanism, Theologian, Bereft, Megaptera, United Front & Shock Frontier, Sewer Goddess, Sektor 304, Steel Hook Prostheses, Blitzkrieg Baby, Dreaded, Fire In the Head, Swollen Organs, and Naxal Protocol.
As all musical contributions are of a quality ranging from good, to great, to excellent, there is absolutely no excuse to hem and haw about whether to pick this up. Likewise the quality of the artwork and pro-CDr pressing elevates it above a ‘mere’ CDr release, which evidently was done so to keep this in print as long as there is demand. To conclude with a question: exactly what are you waiting for?