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Black Lung - The Coming Dark Age album

Black Lung - The Coming Dark Age album

  • Performer: Black Lung
  • Genre: Electronic
  • Title: The Coming Dark Age
  • Released: 05 May 2005
  • Style: Industrial, Experimental, Ambient
  • Label: Psy-Harmonics
  • Catalog: PSY-054
  • Country: Australia
  • MP3 version size: 2762 mb
  • FLAC version size: 2994 mb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 556


1The Doomed Fortress3:55
2Megalopolis Dies2:29
3Concrete Octopus5:16
4The Great Automobile Hunt4:18
5Leibowitz's Canticle6:10
6Armies Of Oil3:45
7The Sins Of Megalopolis5:47
8Toward The Petro-Apocalypse4:41
9The Coming Dark Age2:18
11Battle For The Grim Plateau4:29
12The View From Hubbert's Peak2:58
13The New Dark Age3:15


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
Crunch 050Black Lung The Coming Dark Age ‎(CD, Album)Crunch PodCrunch 050US2006
act194Black Lung The Coming Dark Age ‎(CD, Album)Ant-Zenact194Germany2005


  • Composed By [Conceived And Executed]David Thrussell
  • DesignI+T=R
  • Liner NotesDale Allen Pfeiffer
  • Mastered ByFrancois Tetaz


Packaged with 12 page booklet & sticker.

Conceived and executed by David Thrussell at the Mountain View Estate, March 2003 - February 2005.
All titles published by Festival Music, 2005.

Realised in conjunction with the international mind control corporation and its various foundations, think-tanks and institutes.


  • Barcode (Sticker): 9 399613 236663
  • Matrix / Runout: 9106 The dark age coming


  • Recorded At – The Mountain View Estate
  • Published By – Festival Music Publishing



Mojar Mojar
This is a soundtrack for the end of the world with a sort of compilation of written text about a study on the decline of oil production conducted by two resourced investigators,they advert on the side-effects of its practice upon agriculture and therefore global economy and the impending doom it will be derived from it. I must say the text helps a lot to understand the concept and to get into the extinction level inprinted within.
In the next 50 years or so, the civilization will completely implode as consequence on the incredible dependence it has on oil, not only because it moves most of the machines that makes this "wonderful world" function with, but also, and mainly, because the ammount of energy employed to produce food in all the instances it takes to do so will completely collapse and therefore the apparent abundance of our wealthy states will go to hell.

Thrussell resumes this horrific destiny into music, at the beginning of the album with a rythm that is frenzy industrial like "happiness", in other words, just as we live, just as the "beat" that demarks the modern life standard, it is all cars, megalopolis, crowds consuming goods, demand and surplus, consumerism and production. Energy that seems unlimited.
After a little while, things start to be more menacing. The arrythmia starts to filter like fracking leaks, the dark aspect of the breathing atmosphere warns that something is not going too well in all that apparent state of things. When we reach Karmageddon, the price is starting to be paid, and alas, we listen things that sound too familiar for our global family, darkness pours in like unresting atmosphere, like distorting beats, like pitched synths, like clouds of murky synths that resemble some kind of pop story that goes remarkably obscure. But dont worry, everything is OK, you are part of it, you are agonizing with the noise and best of all, there is nothing you can do about it after all.

"The view of Hubert´s Peak" commence the relentless decay of all consonance, is it dark ambient with the skin of pop music? or perhaps viceversa? At times it reminds certain organic aspects from the work of bands like Inade or First law from Loki foundation but again with some sort of dark irony included. It is gloomier and gloomier as it advances, dissoluting, losing pieces, getting simple but nonelethess dirty and nauseating. Subsequent tracks deepens and deepens into very syncretic and original Dark ambient-IDM-Industrials where you can´t really prefigure which is which.
By the time you comprehend amidst the mesmerizing fluidity of the music that it is over, you won´t even notice, you'll be gone into it. I guess it is all prophetic in a way, apocalypse will not come with trumpets bombast and cannon blasts... it will be pretty much dissoluting, as Thrussell and his text inspired work was. Brilliant, although sad and depressing.