Cryobiosis - Within Ruins
Dark Ambient Cryobiosis comes off the dark ambient label Cryo Chamber bolstering a post apocalyptic soundscape like many other releases on the label. The backer of this project would be that of Cristian Voicu from Romania, who attempts to show what it's like to be among a very dark and dank world, as one walks through a war torn land learning of the atrocities that made the world around the person so desolate.

Within Ruins is the second album to be released by the man, and was released in May earlier this year. Now, while I have listened to many, many albums attempting to showcase a post-apocalyptic world, this album gives me a little kick to a tired genre. The second song, Frigid Silence on the album really sets me down nicely as the ambience of the song transforms into a bit of static noise along with a low but steady beat. It was very well done.

Jumping around from track to track, I was able to locate a few more that got to me. The Corridors Beneath took me below the surface of this post apocalypse, starting off with a fairly creepy beat. However, it was well done; after all, the title of the song suggests exploring the unknown, and this song made me feel fairly spooked.

I also appreciate Corroded a lot. The song was just very heavily atmospheric, and it felt as if there was something sitting upon my chest as I went through this song. Honestly, this song was just something that you could sit down, shut your eyes to, and just imagine yourself in a whole new world.

However, as much as I liked a few songs, there were others that were just too bland for my tastes. Enthrall, Murkfall, and even Departure were songs that I could swear I've heard before, just because they didn't do much to really pop out. This is a good album, just playing with a tired genre. And there's only so much that can be done with one genre before one starts to say, "I've seen it all." However, I shall not end this review on a bad note, and will simply say that this was good, and I can see myself meditating to it soon.
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Brutal Resonance

Cryobiosis - Within Ruins

7.5
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2014 by Cryo Chamber
Cryobiosis comes off the dark ambient label Cryo Chamber bolstering a post apocalyptic soundscape like many other releases on the label. The backer of this project would be that of Cristian Voicu from Romania, who attempts to show what it's like to be among a very dark and dank world, as one walks through a war torn land learning of the atrocities that made the world around the person so desolate.

Within Ruins is the second album to be released by the man, and was released in May earlier this year. Now, while I have listened to many, many albums attempting to showcase a post-apocalyptic world, this album gives me a little kick to a tired genre. The second song, Frigid Silence on the album really sets me down nicely as the ambience of the song transforms into a bit of static noise along with a low but steady beat. It was very well done.

Jumping around from track to track, I was able to locate a few more that got to me. The Corridors Beneath took me below the surface of this post apocalypse, starting off with a fairly creepy beat. However, it was well done; after all, the title of the song suggests exploring the unknown, and this song made me feel fairly spooked.

I also appreciate Corroded a lot. The song was just very heavily atmospheric, and it felt as if there was something sitting upon my chest as I went through this song. Honestly, this song was just something that you could sit down, shut your eyes to, and just imagine yourself in a whole new world.

However, as much as I liked a few songs, there were others that were just too bland for my tastes. Enthrall, Murkfall, and even Departure were songs that I could swear I've heard before, just because they didn't do much to really pop out. This is a good album, just playing with a tired genre. And there's only so much that can be done with one genre before one starts to say, "I've seen it all." However, I shall not end this review on a bad note, and will simply say that this was good, and I can see myself meditating to it soon. Nov 24 2013

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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