Music Reviews

Artist: iVardensphere (@)
Title: Stygian
Format: Download Only (MP3 + Lossless)
Label: Metropolis (@)
Rated: *****
"Stygian" is another interesting appendix from "Fable", the last album by iVardensphere. Besides the title track - included in the album as well -, a massively rhythmic tune in between ebm dance sonorities and industrial techno, which could perfectly fits a dancehall featuring Charon at mixing desks, it includes other stuff, which justifies my interest: the more experimental track "Infinite Beauty", featuring a sort of dialogue between a girl speaking of her ecstatic "illumination" with a male friend (her confessor or maybe her shrink...), an intimate confession that iVardensphere enveloped in angelic choirs and risingly oppressive distortions, three remixes of "Stygian" - the one by Iszloscope (another quite known project by iVardensphere's keyboard player Yann Faussurier) features awesome cinematic sounds, but when these Canadian guys ignite their engines could sound quite banal, while :Wumpscut:'s electro-industrial nightmarish rhythmical webs and Cyanotic's cyberesque remix sound a little better than the first one I mentioned - and, last but not least, an amazing cover of Sepultura's "Roots Bloody Roots", a dive into the good old days of (good) metal.

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