A.T Mödell - Wired for Evil
EBM, Electro-Industrial A.T Mödell are back with their third, self-released studio album titled Wired for Evil. And, now, without needing much of an introduction as they've had two reviews on the site before, let me just head right into the album. Aiming to explore evil in every way possible (from emotional anguish, to sickening dark humor) this release intends to hit hard and heavy while advancing their sounds.

Enjoy Your Fear is the intro to the album, and begins off with some electronics that sound like they belong in a wicked carnival or a disturbing dream. Distorted vocals come into play among the electronics, and, after a while, the electro-metal aspects of the band kicks in, a still ongoing synth to back it all up. This leads right into the next track, Visions of a Future Lost.

Drums play out into bit more quiet tone, before riding back up with vocals coming in. This is the first area where I can really sink down and dig what these guys can offer; the vocals and instrumentation beautifully go hand in hand and compliment one another very well.

Speeding continues with more metal tendencies, especially during the chorus when the guitar completely takes over all other sounds and melodies. My Life is Mine has tremendous musical work once more, and the vocals are pretty spot on. These guys know what they're doing, and the synth work is stellar. Everything comes together very well.

The title track plays with some more wicked electronics here and there, perhaps becoming one of the more riveting tracks on the album. Black Dawn gets faster due to the drum work present in it, while Allische Protve Alliv slows down in order to hit out a pretty decent instrumental track.

My Greatest Wish kicks back in with more vocals, which allows for some more similar sounds found previously on the album, while the same can be said about They Speak My Soul. Haunting atmospheres, from shrieking to speaking vocals cracked out these tunes.

A low-fi guitar sound started off With a Smile, and stood tall and proud as a pretty good structure for the song to stand on. Once more, the synths were wonderfully done, and all was swell. Take Your Heart and Kill It served as a wonderful break, aiming for some soothing electro-rock instrumental work.

Erase the Lies really didn't show much that I hadn't heard already, but still came out quite decent, and I Am Your Destiny served as the outro. I found the long pause in the music, a silence, to be a bit odd, but, still the track was decent.

And, so, I come off this album pretty impressed with what's been presented. The evil definitely pours out of this album, and while I absolutely adored the sounds that came off of it, the only real constructive criticism I can offer is to just differ the sounds a little more. They're already doing a fair job at it, however, by the final few songs, I felt as if what was being shown was already presented. But, anyway, this is set for an October 1st release date, and the sounds fit perfectly for the month that pairs itself with Halloween. So, do yourself a favor and check these guys out.
4
Brutal Resonance

A.T Mödell - Wired for Evil

7.5
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Released off label 2014
A.T Mödell are back with their third, self-released studio album titled Wired for Evil. And, now, without needing much of an introduction as they've had two reviews on the site before, let me just head right into the album. Aiming to explore evil in every way possible (from emotional anguish, to sickening dark humor) this release intends to hit hard and heavy while advancing their sounds.

Enjoy Your Fear is the intro to the album, and begins off with some electronics that sound like they belong in a wicked carnival or a disturbing dream. Distorted vocals come into play among the electronics, and, after a while, the electro-metal aspects of the band kicks in, a still ongoing synth to back it all up. This leads right into the next track, Visions of a Future Lost.

Drums play out into bit more quiet tone, before riding back up with vocals coming in. This is the first area where I can really sink down and dig what these guys can offer; the vocals and instrumentation beautifully go hand in hand and compliment one another very well.

Speeding continues with more metal tendencies, especially during the chorus when the guitar completely takes over all other sounds and melodies. My Life is Mine has tremendous musical work once more, and the vocals are pretty spot on. These guys know what they're doing, and the synth work is stellar. Everything comes together very well.

The title track plays with some more wicked electronics here and there, perhaps becoming one of the more riveting tracks on the album. Black Dawn gets faster due to the drum work present in it, while Allische Protve Alliv slows down in order to hit out a pretty decent instrumental track.

My Greatest Wish kicks back in with more vocals, which allows for some more similar sounds found previously on the album, while the same can be said about They Speak My Soul. Haunting atmospheres, from shrieking to speaking vocals cracked out these tunes.

A low-fi guitar sound started off With a Smile, and stood tall and proud as a pretty good structure for the song to stand on. Once more, the synths were wonderfully done, and all was swell. Take Your Heart and Kill It served as a wonderful break, aiming for some soothing electro-rock instrumental work.

Erase the Lies really didn't show much that I hadn't heard already, but still came out quite decent, and I Am Your Destiny served as the outro. I found the long pause in the music, a silence, to be a bit odd, but, still the track was decent.

And, so, I come off this album pretty impressed with what's been presented. The evil definitely pours out of this album, and while I absolutely adored the sounds that came off of it, the only real constructive criticism I can offer is to just differ the sounds a little more. They're already doing a fair job at it, however, by the final few songs, I felt as if what was being shown was already presented. But, anyway, this is set for an October 1st release date, and the sounds fit perfectly for the month that pairs itself with Halloween. So, do yourself a favor and check these guys out. Sep 03 2014

Off label

Official relesae released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

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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