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SHINYVILLE : No Sleep till Babylon

 Posted by Andrea Ferraris (@)   Industrial Music / Industrial Metal / Aggro Industrial / Electro Metal
Experimental / Avantgarde / Weird & Wired / Glitch / Noise / Field Recording
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May 31 2007
Title: No Sleep till Babylon
Format: CD
Label: Public Eyesore (@)
Rated: *****
Wow, I've had more problems trying to classify this cd than reviewing the other weird artists on Public Eyesore, I think it has to do with the fact this release is one of those works that sound almost normal even if it's quite singular. The only similarity I've found immediately (maybe that's just my impression) is the use of the vocals a la Mike Patton, I know it can be misleading therefore let's speak about the vocals included in the whole musical context. Shinyville have put almost everything in the receipt of their soup, I can't say if it's always so tasty but it has its moments. Electronic, dub-rock-dance rhythms, distorted guitars, ethnical music, dance-synths... probably every genre you can imagine but pure metal...well they have it. This' melodic release both for the music and for the modus operandi of the singer, they've this post-eighties aftertaste mainly given by the old fashioned sound of the keyboards. Take it with a grain of salt but I think to give a picture of the music they play I could say this' a mix of Faith No More, Peeping Tom and some old releases on Ninja Tune plus a rockish chugga chugga guitar. To the list of stupid comparisons you probably have to add Living Color, I can even imagine Corey Glover singing on this update/singular version of some of the songs he used to sung back in the days. A while ago this would have been classified as crossover, and that's crossover music indeed.