Angelspit - The Product
Electropunk, Industrial If there is one thing that I can immediately say about Zoog Von Rock, it's that I admire his dedication to his band. Like many other artists, he's traveled around the States recording a shit ton of odd sounds (From demolished buildings in Detroit to synthesizers build by UFO hunters in Nevade, go figure) just to get the right noise for his most recent album, The Product. Released back in March, he recruited a bunch of other different artists to help out on the album and add some extra flavor to the overall dish that he's serving up.

Hot Mess begins off the album with a very sci-fi like synth line that soon just fades, and some of that cyberpunk rock that Angelspit is well known for delivering. A standard array of electronic recordings hits in well enough, and this song also features George Bikos, Overall, it wasn't a bad sound, and the vocal delivery was decent.

Because God slowed down the pace, allowing for more of the notes to really hit home, perhaps there was more of an electronic influence in this song. I really liked Ambassador which featured Miss Ballistic. The digitalized vocals were awesome, and added in a little spice. But, I really liked the bit of a futurepop influence on the track; it really made something special.

Pretty Dead Boys kept the uproar going, making good use of drum and bass. Fight Dirty featuring Helalyn Flowers kept the trend going, adding in Flowers voice for good measure.

Creeper had a slow crawling beat which did make it feel like a creeper of a track, and had the talent of Steve "Agent 13" Jones. An instrumental track, it perhaps served up the finest slice of cake that I thought the album had to offer thus far.

Baal Arise picked back up the pace from Creeper, putting us back into the electropunk fray, and Velocity served up another digital storm, and had a pretty nice sound going along with it. I really preferred the vocal delivery in this track, as they weren't shouting, were sooth going, and sounded very nice.

With the help of Chant, tribal drums were added to the mix of Cut Sick, making a pretty groovy sound. Walking in the Woods delivered out some help from Teknocracy, and heralded the same vocal delivery as Velocity, which I absolutely adored.

The next two tracks continued the electro flavored punk drive, and the final track sort of delivered a final, slow moving track. Drums served a key role here, and though a lot of sounds were all over the place, it was still nice to listen to.

And, while I wouldn't say that this album was absolutely jaw dropping by any means, I will say that I came off of it with lots of fun. The shouting that occurs in the album sometimes didn't fit very well with the overall sound, but when the vocal delivery was more clean and slow, I really was able to waddle down and enjoy the tracks that featured it. The amount of guest appearances on the album made for interesting collaborations (My favorite being with Miss Ballistic), so that was a plus. All-in-all, this wasn't a bad album, and I'd probably be able to sit through it again for entertainment.
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Brutal Resonance

Angelspit - The Product

If there is one thing that I can immediately say about Zoog Von Rock, it's that I admire his dedication to his band. Like many other artists, he's traveled around the States recording a shit ton of odd sounds (From demolished buildings in Detroit to synthesizers build by UFO hunters in Nevade, go figure) just to get the right noise for his most recent album, The Product. Released back in March, he recruited a bunch of other different artists to help out on the album and add some extra flavor to the overall dish that he's serving up.

Hot Mess begins off the album with a very sci-fi like synth line that soon just fades, and some of that cyberpunk rock that Angelspit is well known for delivering. A standard array of electronic recordings hits in well enough, and this song also features George Bikos, Overall, it wasn't a bad sound, and the vocal delivery was decent.

Because God slowed down the pace, allowing for more of the notes to really hit home, perhaps there was more of an electronic influence in this song. I really liked Ambassador which featured Miss Ballistic. The digitalized vocals were awesome, and added in a little spice. But, I really liked the bit of a futurepop influence on the track; it really made something special.

Pretty Dead Boys kept the uproar going, making good use of drum and bass. Fight Dirty featuring Helalyn Flowers kept the trend going, adding in Flowers voice for good measure.

Creeper had a slow crawling beat which did make it feel like a creeper of a track, and had the talent of Steve "Agent 13" Jones. An instrumental track, it perhaps served up the finest slice of cake that I thought the album had to offer thus far.

Baal Arise picked back up the pace from Creeper, putting us back into the electropunk fray, and Velocity served up another digital storm, and had a pretty nice sound going along with it. I really preferred the vocal delivery in this track, as they weren't shouting, were sooth going, and sounded very nice.

With the help of Chant, tribal drums were added to the mix of Cut Sick, making a pretty groovy sound. Walking in the Woods delivered out some help from Teknocracy, and heralded the same vocal delivery as Velocity, which I absolutely adored.

The next two tracks continued the electro flavored punk drive, and the final track sort of delivered a final, slow moving track. Drums served a key role here, and though a lot of sounds were all over the place, it was still nice to listen to.

And, while I wouldn't say that this album was absolutely jaw dropping by any means, I will say that I came off of it with lots of fun. The shouting that occurs in the album sometimes didn't fit very well with the overall sound, but when the vocal delivery was more clean and slow, I really was able to waddle down and enjoy the tracks that featured it. The amount of guest appearances on the album made for interesting collaborations (My favorite being with Miss Ballistic), so that was a plus. All-in-all, this wasn't a bad album, and I'd probably be able to sit through it again for entertainment. Sep 24 2014

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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