Cryptic Dawn - Aggrometh
Aggrotech Pennsylvania based aggrotech (or aggrometh, as he likes to call it) music enthusiast Cryptic Dawn is back in action with his debut album, Aggrometh. This twelve track release compiles not only his love for harsh and dark music, but also for the hit TV series Breaking Bad. Combine those two elements and you have one hell of a whacky project, but also one that does well.

The title song, Aggrometh kicks out with his already established style of well distorted and deep pitched vocals over a nice and dance worthy beat. Expect to have fun with this track. bound and tied slows the beat, and allows forth a few lighter electronic elements to emerge. Though I think the distorting vocals didn't fit too well with the slower beat presented, the music was good.

other worlds gave off another slower beat, with less going on, and plenty of samples coming through. The beat steadily builds upon itself throughout the song, and the end result is pretty good. children of the pain brings the album back to form with a faster, but not crazy paced, track with more distortion involved, while sick numbers allows heavier clashes and electronics.

old blood I discussed in a previous review (See here: Old Blood), and is one of Cryptic Dawn's greatest tracks to date. Los Pollos Hermanos ups the ante, hitting off as one of the more inspired and entertaining tracks on the set list.

Falter, for the most part, came off as an instrumental. And, even when the vocals hit in, they were so whisper like and distorted that they were nearly hidden. It was pretty neat. However, the vocals needed to be more distinguished in order to count. Props to the artist for trying to change up his delivery, though.

The last four songs gave us more of what we already have come to know and expect from the band, so there really weren't any shockers there. Now, what I do like about this release was that it was fun. You could tell the artist had his fun with the songs and the overall album, and that's always a good sign. What I didn't appreciate about it was a lot of the same sounding songs that came off the album. I would like to see differing sounds and songs, and maybe even more vocal change ups here and there to keep the album fresh and moving. Still, the album was fun, and it does come packaged with old blood, so there's that. Check it out for yourself.
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Brutal Resonance

Cryptic Dawn - Aggrometh

6.0
"Alright"
N/A
Electroracle
Released off label 2014
Pennsylvania based aggrotech (or aggrometh, as he likes to call it) music enthusiast Cryptic Dawn is back in action with his debut album, Aggrometh. This twelve track release compiles not only his love for harsh and dark music, but also for the hit TV series Breaking Bad. Combine those two elements and you have one hell of a whacky project, but also one that does well.

The title song, Aggrometh kicks out with his already established style of well distorted and deep pitched vocals over a nice and dance worthy beat. Expect to have fun with this track. bound and tied slows the beat, and allows forth a few lighter electronic elements to emerge. Though I think the distorting vocals didn't fit too well with the slower beat presented, the music was good.

other worlds gave off another slower beat, with less going on, and plenty of samples coming through. The beat steadily builds upon itself throughout the song, and the end result is pretty good. children of the pain brings the album back to form with a faster, but not crazy paced, track with more distortion involved, while sick numbers allows heavier clashes and electronics.

old blood I discussed in a previous review (See here: Old Blood), and is one of Cryptic Dawn's greatest tracks to date. Los Pollos Hermanos ups the ante, hitting off as one of the more inspired and entertaining tracks on the set list.

Falter, for the most part, came off as an instrumental. And, even when the vocals hit in, they were so whisper like and distorted that they were nearly hidden. It was pretty neat. However, the vocals needed to be more distinguished in order to count. Props to the artist for trying to change up his delivery, though.

The last four songs gave us more of what we already have come to know and expect from the band, so there really weren't any shockers there. Now, what I do like about this release was that it was fun. You could tell the artist had his fun with the songs and the overall album, and that's always a good sign. What I didn't appreciate about it was a lot of the same sounding songs that came off the album. I would like to see differing sounds and songs, and maybe even more vocal change ups here and there to keep the album fresh and moving. Still, the album was fun, and it does come packaged with old blood, so there's that. Check it out for yourself. Nov 05 2014

Off label

Official release 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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