Cryogenic Echelon - Pandora & Persephone
Dark Electro Have you ever just looked at Ancient Culture and were like,"I'm going to create music based on that, and just make it fucking awesome? Because if you haven't, don't worry. Cryogenic Echelon has you covered. Now, I am more than sure that I need not introduce who Cryogenic Echelon is, but in case you don't know, let me just quickly give you a run down of what exactly the project is. They are an awesome, Dark Electro band from Australia that heavily uses and mixes various styles together. In the case of Pandora & Persephone, the main influence smashing down on the album would be dubstep.

I know that there are a lot of detractors of dubstep out there, however, when mixed like this into an album, it really sounds good. You're not getting the standard hey-let-me-fuck-your-worthless-ear-canal-with-the-sounds-of-robots-anally-fucking-one-another-while-screeching-to-the-high-heavens dubstep. Rather, you're getting a very dubstep influenced album mixed with trance and dark electro and even hardstyle that really just blends together so well. It will make you want to dance and get your ass moving,

Now, what I found pretty cool within the album is the pairing of the title songs, "Pandora" and "Persephone". The lyrics vary just a tad bit differently in both songs, and each one reads out like poetry, which really is beautiful. The one huge difference between the two, though, is how the beats flow out. While "Pandora" focuses more on EBM and the like, "Persephone" kicks in with a lot more bass and more electronic sounds then the latter song.

However, this is also where my complaint of the album begin. The two songs are much the same, just a remix of the same song, if you would. And then there are also four more remixes of the same song. It gets a little redundant after a while. Also, the other two songs (Excluding the intro) just were not as powerful as "Pandora".

Now, while Cryogenic Echelon is a fantastic band, I'd have to say that this is one of their weaker releases. Now, it's not terrible, it's far from that, it just doesn't have the same amount of OOMPH as a lot of their other releases had. "Pandora" is a beautiful song, but after listening to practically the same song remixed four times over, the album did get boring.
4
Brutal Resonance

Cryogenic Echelon - Pandora & Persephone

7.5
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2013 by Vera Records
Have you ever just looked at Ancient Culture and were like,"I'm going to create music based on that, and just make it fucking awesome? Because if you haven't, don't worry. Cryogenic Echelon has you covered. Now, I am more than sure that I need not introduce who Cryogenic Echelon is, but in case you don't know, let me just quickly give you a run down of what exactly the project is. They are an awesome, Dark Electro band from Australia that heavily uses and mixes various styles together. In the case of Pandora & Persephone, the main influence smashing down on the album would be dubstep.

I know that there are a lot of detractors of dubstep out there, however, when mixed like this into an album, it really sounds good. You're not getting the standard hey-let-me-fuck-your-worthless-ear-canal-with-the-sounds-of-robots-anally-fucking-one-another-while-screeching-to-the-high-heavens dubstep. Rather, you're getting a very dubstep influenced album mixed with trance and dark electro and even hardstyle that really just blends together so well. It will make you want to dance and get your ass moving,

Now, what I found pretty cool within the album is the pairing of the title songs, "Pandora" and "Persephone". The lyrics vary just a tad bit differently in both songs, and each one reads out like poetry, which really is beautiful. The one huge difference between the two, though, is how the beats flow out. While "Pandora" focuses more on EBM and the like, "Persephone" kicks in with a lot more bass and more electronic sounds then the latter song.

However, this is also where my complaint of the album begin. The two songs are much the same, just a remix of the same song, if you would. And then there are also four more remixes of the same song. It gets a little redundant after a while. Also, the other two songs (Excluding the intro) just were not as powerful as "Pandora".

Now, while Cryogenic Echelon is a fantastic band, I'd have to say that this is one of their weaker releases. Now, it's not terrible, it's far from that, it just doesn't have the same amount of OOMPH as a lot of their other releases had. "Pandora" is a beautiful song, but after listening to practically the same song remixed four times over, the album did get boring. Apr 29 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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