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Artist: Filament 38 (@)
Title: Fractured
Format: CD
Label: Negative Gain Producitons (@)
Distributor: Fear The Dawn
Filament 38-Fractured produced by Tony of Negative Gain Productions. I saw this band in Chicago their brilliant, they remind me of an industrial version of the "Cruxshadows." Hard driven angst and agression pouring through the veins of all who dare to enter "Filament 38." With tracks and tracks of raw energy and power equipped with industiral, future pop and a little goth in there for measure. Track 1- Recollection, starts us off into pure industrial hell. Ash sings, Follow me, don't follow me, with metal oil drums sounds marching on. Track 7- Stilll Frame is a very dark electronic track making you feel the emotion Ash is expressing. Singing, Imortalize your touch, your skin, your thoughts, Ill take you down and I'll watch you cry, designed to me thought provoking to raise an reaction. Track 8- Raditate, a very dancy track, possibly a dance floor hit with robots dancing with the mayhem for what seems like a serenade for the end of the world. Electro industiralness at it's best-4stars.
Jul 16 2003
Artist: Glis (@)
Title: Extract
Format: CD
Distributor: ADSR Musicwerks
Glis-Extract, a electropop cd designed for dancing till the next milieniium. The brains behind this cd is a duo, Shaun Frandsen and Andrea Ashdown, originally from Chicago, now reside in Seattle, Washington. Although every track on this album is all danceable, three tracks appealed to me the most. Track 1, it's empty in her eyes, is the one that was the most interesting. Electro beats hitting hard on your brain with overdubbed samples, saying, I want to get out of here right now, as Shaun and Andrea tell the story of a girl who is just plain empty. Track 3, Nightvision is a favorite already of mine. I was dancing as I was writing this review. A nuclear assault on the dancefloor filled with hard synths and haunting backing vocals repeatly saying, I won't come back tomorrow, I won't return again. Repeatly refraining "in the night" saying this with utter creepiness under a machine that was just gone haywire. Dark electronic voices to match dark electronic moods and lastly Track 8, I.C. Stars, the eighties meets electronica. Andrea sings like "Tifanny" from the eighites gone cyborg. Flowing breakbeats circling around this newly created seduction designed to lure you in. An soon to be instant dancefloor hit anywhere and out of this world. Enter "Glis" don't let it be a miss, I see 4 stars!
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Artist: INSTITUT
Title: Live Like Traitors, Die Like Traitors
Format: CD
Label: Cold Meat Industry (@)
Distributor: Audioglobe


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By reading the presentation you can find at the label's website this CD should represent a sort of comment to the 60's social tension. Unfortunately the promo I own has got only the cover of the CD and doesn't contains any comments or else and by looking at the images of the booklet (which has seems to represent poor people and a couple of beaten protesters who had enough and run away) I have no idea what the comment is. Also the titles ("Patiently waiting", "Move to strike", "New armour", "Dear Sir or Madame", "Once a man", "Traitors", "Pick it up", "Move over once" and "Struggle for life") don't help that much because they seem to support riot but I don't understand who the traitors are, at this point. Musically, if we can talk about music, the tracks are a mixture of 80's industrial with grinding noises and treated vocals which sometimes remember me the Grey Wolves or the Nails Of Christ. The work has got a certain fashion but in my opinion Institut hasn't developed the concept enough and this is a shame because you can't throw a stone by talking about society and then hide the hand by putting together noises and masked lyrics that no one can understand.
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Artist: KLIMT 1918 (@)
Title: Undressed Momento
Format: CD
Label: My Kingdom Music (@)
Distributor: Masterpiece Distribution
After splitting their previous progressive death metal band named Another Day, brothers Marco and paolo Soellner formed Klimt 1918. Treasuring their passed experience, the duo decide to move ahead exploring new musical frontiers by expanding their sound to new influences. Taking bands like Anathema, Katatonia, The Beatles, Depeche Mode, The Cure, The Smiths, Novembre, Opeth, Fields Of Nephilim, Porcupine Tree, U2 (old) and Tears For Fears as reference point they started to perfor their first songs they gathered into a demo released two years ago and titled "Secession Makes Post Modern Music". For that occasion they recuited two new members: Davide Pesola (bass) and Francesco Tumbarello (at guitars and replaced on spring 2002 by Alessandro Pace). Recorded, mixed and mastered at the Outer Sound Studios with Giuseppe Orlando and Massimiliano Pagliuso (Novembre's members) the band started to record UNDRESSED MOMENTO. The album reflect the influences of the guys and at the same moment explore each field of melancholy bringing moments of metal (see some guitar riffs or the double bass drum of "Stalingrad Theme" ) along with new wave atmosphere and suggestive clean vocals. A CD that tend to satisfy a wide range of listeners, being able to mix different styles creating something new and pulsing. If dreaming melancholy is your preferred feeling this is for you...
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Artist: David Thrussell
Title: The Hard Word (Soundtrack)
Format: CD
Label: Metropolis Records
Distributor: Metropolis Records
Kind of off the beaten path for Metropolis, which is more into electronic, goth and industrial tracks, this is their first soundtrack release, done by Dave Thrussell of Snog. To me, given I’m not really into soundtrack type CDs at all unless I’ve seen the film, this one seems to paint out the film for you. If not paint out a whole film for you in your mind. It’s very laid back, with a sort of jazz and lounge principle, reminding me often times of Henry Mancini’s famous "Pink Panther" soundtrack (though nothing like the "Peter Gun" music, mind you), more than anything Snog or Black Lung ever did (which is much more electronic based, respectively). It’s a pretty good CD for simply relaxing to, for those who haven’t seen the film or who have seen it and perhaps not liked it (I haven’t seen it myself, so it’s good, mellow music to me). Rating: 9.
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