Front Line Assembly - Civilization
EBM, Industrial According to me Front Line Assembly has taken a lot of inspiration to their new album from the modern dance music, more exactly Drum 'n' Bass and Ambient. The time of crossover during 'Hard Wire' ('95) suddenly feels very far away despite the rockier moments in the sixth track with the same name as the album. The chorus sounds to me, be astonished, slightly like Zeromancer.

The more classical EBM which made Front Line Assembly famous is now hardly noticeable, but in the end it's not strange that a band evolve during the 15 years since they released their first material. Nowadays it's more of a feeling that vary between a wandering in a post apocalyptic future to a club scene from a new "Matrix vampire"-movie.

If you are looking for something like the track "Mindphaser" it isn't worth the effort, but if you are looking for a cool electronic album this could be an alternative.

This review was written 2004 and initially published on Neurozine.com
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Brutal Resonance

Front Line Assembly - Civilization

5.0
"Mediocre"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2004 by Metropolis Records
According to me Front Line Assembly has taken a lot of inspiration to their new album from the modern dance music, more exactly Drum 'n' Bass and Ambient. The time of crossover during 'Hard Wire' ('95) suddenly feels very far away despite the rockier moments in the sixth track with the same name as the album. The chorus sounds to me, be astonished, slightly like Zeromancer.

The more classical EBM which made Front Line Assembly famous is now hardly noticeable, but in the end it's not strange that a band evolve during the 15 years since they released their first material. Nowadays it's more of a feeling that vary between a wandering in a post apocalyptic future to a club scene from a new "Matrix vampire"-movie.

If you are looking for something like the track "Mindphaser" it isn't worth the effort, but if you are looking for a cool electronic album this could be an alternative.

This review was written 2004 and initially published on Neurozine.com
Jan 01 2004

Patrik Lindström

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Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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