Rosa Infra - Inframofozy
Industrial Metal Once again, we have another industrial metal release coming from Artificial Sun, a mainly industrial metal label. Several of their releases have been reviewed on the site so far, and right now they stand at an average rating of 4.83 out of 10 based on 6 reviews. This review will not help that as Inframofozy is another industrial metal project that just doesn't do anything for me at all.

You see, my hopes were really raised with the intro of the album titled 1986. It was an interesting take, and I personally don't think it needed to be called an intro. It's different from the rest of the album, and moves from place to place. For example, the beginning of the song starts off as a very gleeful marching-military tune, like one you would play as your soldiers came home from a victorious war. This lasts for about a minute, and then delves into a dark tune, like something you would half expect to be located on a dreary setting. For the final three minutes, we are delivered this kick ass synth and drum dominating beat, and it sent me off with high hopes for the rest of the album. And that's where I went wrong.

The second song titled Russian Slides in English (that's what Google translate told me, at least. And Google holds all the answers), delves straight into industrial metal. And not good industrial metal; pretty boring stuff to me. It's something I seem to have already come across from Artificial Sun time and time again, whether it's from Absenth or even Bog-Morok.

The vocals get slaughtered with a whole range of different vocal effects that I just do not care for in any way. I mean, the third song, Forever fixes that problem very well, and gets rid of all the distorted and blatantly crappy vocal effects. However, the song still remains as just a standard metal song with nothing really standing out for it.

Now, I like Fear Factory, but the cover that this band did Slave Labor really just ruined it with more water downed digital effects. And I like digital effects, but I guess it's just coming out wrong with these guys. I enjoyed the Psybient mix of Forgiven. It took a more electronic approach to the album, and it also mixed the drums fairly well. I also enjoyed how the vocals were not butchered at all; there's a slight echo on them, but they are solid. Without all the enhancements pillaging the guy's voice, it really is nice to listen to.

Now, again, I refuse to discourage genres, because there's always albums in every genre that I can find enjoyable to listen to. But, the industrial metal found on Artificial Sun really needs some work. That's to be shown in this release; I enjoyed the fuck out of the intro of the album, and the Psybient mix was decent. But, everything else was just terrible.

And, on a five track release, each song really needs to just pop out and show some decency. Sadly, that does not happen. Instead, I'm delivered industrial metal once more that really just sucks in all other words. These guys do have talent, I will admit that, but, to me, they're using it in all the wrong directions.
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Brutal Resonance

Rosa Infra - Inframofozy

4.0
"Bad"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2013 by Artificial Sun
Once again, we have another industrial metal release coming from Artificial Sun, a mainly industrial metal label. Several of their releases have been reviewed on the site so far, and right now they stand at an average rating of 4.83 out of 10 based on 6 reviews. This review will not help that as Inframofozy is another industrial metal project that just doesn't do anything for me at all.

You see, my hopes were really raised with the intro of the album titled 1986. It was an interesting take, and I personally don't think it needed to be called an intro. It's different from the rest of the album, and moves from place to place. For example, the beginning of the song starts off as a very gleeful marching-military tune, like one you would play as your soldiers came home from a victorious war. This lasts for about a minute, and then delves into a dark tune, like something you would half expect to be located on a dreary setting. For the final three minutes, we are delivered this kick ass synth and drum dominating beat, and it sent me off with high hopes for the rest of the album. And that's where I went wrong.

The second song titled Russian Slides in English (that's what Google translate told me, at least. And Google holds all the answers), delves straight into industrial metal. And not good industrial metal; pretty boring stuff to me. It's something I seem to have already come across from Artificial Sun time and time again, whether it's from Absenth or even Bog-Morok.

The vocals get slaughtered with a whole range of different vocal effects that I just do not care for in any way. I mean, the third song, Forever fixes that problem very well, and gets rid of all the distorted and blatantly crappy vocal effects. However, the song still remains as just a standard metal song with nothing really standing out for it.

Now, I like Fear Factory, but the cover that this band did Slave Labor really just ruined it with more water downed digital effects. And I like digital effects, but I guess it's just coming out wrong with these guys. I enjoyed the Psybient mix of Forgiven. It took a more electronic approach to the album, and it also mixed the drums fairly well. I also enjoyed how the vocals were not butchered at all; there's a slight echo on them, but they are solid. Without all the enhancements pillaging the guy's voice, it really is nice to listen to.

Now, again, I refuse to discourage genres, because there's always albums in every genre that I can find enjoyable to listen to. But, the industrial metal found on Artificial Sun really needs some work. That's to be shown in this release; I enjoyed the fuck out of the intro of the album, and the Psybient mix was decent. But, everything else was just terrible.

And, on a five track release, each song really needs to just pop out and show some decency. Sadly, that does not happen. Instead, I'm delivered industrial metal once more that really just sucks in all other words. These guys do have talent, I will admit that, but, to me, they're using it in all the wrong directions. Jul 25 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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