First Aid 4 Souls - Beyond The Galaxy
Electro, Ambient Alright, well, to be honest, First Aid 4 Souls is an extremely bi polar project that never really settles on one style or genre of music. However, I do not wish to express malice in any form; this is one of the groups greatest strengths. Their ability to mash all sorts of electronic and industrial beats from everything in between is fascinating. And they do it with such grace so it sounds grand.

For example, the beginning track on the album, Gemini, begins off very EBM like, with a steady beat that isn't too hard, but never dwells to lightly to make you not want to dance. The robotic vocals also compliment the song very well. However, there are elements of industrial metal also blended within the track. specifically starting at the three minute eighteen second mark.

Well within the album is a wide array of vocal talent. Skipping from song to song, you will find anything from clear sung notes, to distorted and grinding growls. Chaos Cultist, for example, brings in somewhat growling vocals backed by an even more evil voice. And then, once you get to such a song as Vimana Grha, you are hit with a very nice female vocals with a bit of an eerie edge to it.

However much I may enjoy the amount of different expression is available in one album, I also must express some concern. While each and every song sounds nice, I feel as if I'm listening to a compilation album more than an album from a single artist. While that certainly isn't a bad thing, I'm also having a hard time thinking whether or not the group will find a niche sound. Each song does sound good, but I think that if they were to focus on a certain style or sound, they could really perfect their technique rather than trying to be everything and anything.

Needless to say, I still enjoyed the album a lot. It was fun and fast paced, and changed up enough to keep me interested throughout the album. As I said just a moment ago, my only hope is for the band to really kick down on a certain style to truly breakthrough with their performance. The talent is their, as shown by this album, now all I want to see is execution.
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Brutal Resonance

First Aid 4 Souls - Beyond The Galaxy

8.0
"Great"
8.0
Electroracle
Released 2013 by Electro Arc
Alright, well, to be honest, First Aid 4 Souls is an extremely bi polar project that never really settles on one style or genre of music. However, I do not wish to express malice in any form; this is one of the groups greatest strengths. Their ability to mash all sorts of electronic and industrial beats from everything in between is fascinating. And they do it with such grace so it sounds grand.

For example, the beginning track on the album, Gemini, begins off very EBM like, with a steady beat that isn't too hard, but never dwells to lightly to make you not want to dance. The robotic vocals also compliment the song very well. However, there are elements of industrial metal also blended within the track. specifically starting at the three minute eighteen second mark.

Well within the album is a wide array of vocal talent. Skipping from song to song, you will find anything from clear sung notes, to distorted and grinding growls. Chaos Cultist, for example, brings in somewhat growling vocals backed by an even more evil voice. And then, once you get to such a song as Vimana Grha, you are hit with a very nice female vocals with a bit of an eerie edge to it.

However much I may enjoy the amount of different expression is available in one album, I also must express some concern. While each and every song sounds nice, I feel as if I'm listening to a compilation album more than an album from a single artist. While that certainly isn't a bad thing, I'm also having a hard time thinking whether or not the group will find a niche sound. Each song does sound good, but I think that if they were to focus on a certain style or sound, they could really perfect their technique rather than trying to be everything and anything.

Needless to say, I still enjoyed the album a lot. It was fun and fast paced, and changed up enough to keep me interested throughout the album. As I said just a moment ago, my only hope is for the band to really kick down on a certain style to truly breakthrough with their performance. The talent is their, as shown by this album, now all I want to see is execution. Oct 27 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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