From the beginning, it represents a more death metal influenced type of sound. But wholly on this album the atmosphere is grim and filled with many different tempo changes. I'm not much into the electronic type of songs but I am still giving it a chance for me to get used to.
I haven't heard their previous releases... Though they've been around since 1989! Pretty damn amazing to me. I just heard about this band by a friend who's not into mainstream type of stuff. I'm not either really nor is this band.
Their writing style is kind of weird...some songs are pretty heavy with like I mentioned a more type of death metal sound to them. But then they linger into a more industrial type of reflection. The vocals vary from heavy throat to a more eerie tone. Pretty interesting. The guitars especially on 'Antidote' are brutal then there's fluctuations between that and the industrial sound. All of the tracks to me are good but just plain eccentric.
They sing about the apocalypse, technology, and hate. It's not mindless Satanic stuff that other bands sing about. Their songs are well thought out. I'm more motivated now to actually purchase their older material. I've heard some...it's a little different than 'A Greater Darkness' but for the most part really good sounding.
The riffs here are unique in that they are slow at times but pretty catchy. Especially the first song that I mentioned 'Antidote'. Wholly different type of work! There really aren't any solos just mainly rhythms... That to me is OK but I would just like to have heard some leads. I suppose they just wanted to focus more on the rhythm guitars.
Some songs are totally electronic which is an acquired taste to like I suppose. They mix it with a few songs yet others are only electronic. For the most part, they're mixed. I kind of admire this because like I mentioned it's not just one genre they're attacking it's a few throughout this entire album. Do yourself a favor and pick up this unique release!
Reviewed By Death8699 (firstname.lastname@example.org).