Distorted World - Between the Strophes
Darkwave, Harsh EBM Distorted World is a Moscow based project, and also another one man band, which I love, because, as I've said in prior reviews, these guys do everything themselves. And that just has got to take a lot of time and patience. I don't think I would be able to pull it off. At all. However, enough about my personal philosophies, and onto what you want to read about, and that's the actual album.

It starts off with "Intro", and it was actually fairly bi-polar, but it was awesomely bi-polar. It starts off very noisy, and then about halfway through the track it gets like an almost Halloween type vibe, and then transcends into a very soothing beat.

"Dream" was awesome. staying very uppity and light, but also dark at the same time; I'd like to say that paired with the beautiful vocals headed by Angelina, it takes a very Gothic approach to darkwave. And it works very well if I were to say so myself.

"Hexentanz" did a fair job of blending guitar work with more rings that sounded like musical doorbells. A lot of the songs I found to be fairly smooth despite the occasional drops of bass every now and then, such as "Cursed Herd" and "March of the Rotting Flesh". "Mysterious World" fairly average for a harsh EBM song; notable high pitched chimes in the background that worked fairly well. "Outro" served well to close the album, serving up ambient sounds amidst all the harsh EBM.

This is an alright release. I really don't have a lot of praise for it, as after I finished listening to it, I tried listening to it over, and found myself skipping a bunch of the songs. They aren't bad, but none of them really serve me a perfectly cooked steak; they deliver a cold one that is cooked, but could be so much better if it stayed on the grill just that much longer.
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Brutal Resonance

Distorted World - Between the Strophes

6.0
"Alright"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2013 by Artificial Sun
Distorted World is a Moscow based project, and also another one man band, which I love, because, as I've said in prior reviews, these guys do everything themselves. And that just has got to take a lot of time and patience. I don't think I would be able to pull it off. At all. However, enough about my personal philosophies, and onto what you want to read about, and that's the actual album.

It starts off with "Intro", and it was actually fairly bi-polar, but it was awesomely bi-polar. It starts off very noisy, and then about halfway through the track it gets like an almost Halloween type vibe, and then transcends into a very soothing beat.

"Dream" was awesome. staying very uppity and light, but also dark at the same time; I'd like to say that paired with the beautiful vocals headed by Angelina, it takes a very Gothic approach to darkwave. And it works very well if I were to say so myself.

"Hexentanz" did a fair job of blending guitar work with more rings that sounded like musical doorbells. A lot of the songs I found to be fairly smooth despite the occasional drops of bass every now and then, such as "Cursed Herd" and "March of the Rotting Flesh". "Mysterious World" fairly average for a harsh EBM song; notable high pitched chimes in the background that worked fairly well. "Outro" served well to close the album, serving up ambient sounds amidst all the harsh EBM.

This is an alright release. I really don't have a lot of praise for it, as after I finished listening to it, I tried listening to it over, and found myself skipping a bunch of the songs. They aren't bad, but none of them really serve me a perfectly cooked steak; they deliver a cold one that is cooked, but could be so much better if it stayed on the grill just that much longer. Jun 21 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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