SINthetik Messiah - Danse Macabre Vol. 1
Industrial, Noise

SINthetik Messiah is Bug Gigabyte based in Lafayette, Louisiana. And when I say that, I mean he is all that is SINthetik Messiah. The music is written, produced as well as mixed and mastered by Bug. And he is also the digital artist. This is perhaps why Danse Macabre Vol. 1 doesn’t hold up well. The problem that occurs with “doing it all yourself” can be that you become so wrapped up in your own work that you fail to hear or recognise the shortcomings of your work. And, hopefully, others not involved will be honest with their opinion of your work.

Basic beats and sounds that are almost a preset industrial style 101; samples thrown across the top with the occasional screamy vocal; the album is a difficult listen which can be put down in some part to some overly long tracks with nothing in them to warrant more time than they are given. There is a lot of old German style industrial within the album such as distorted vocals not possible to understand, screamy yelling vocals, and doubled/tripled bass drums with high pitched vocal samples and mid beat saw stabs.

The one thing I noticed is lack of quality in the mixing and mastering. It's messy and for the most part sounds as if the music is coming from the bottom of a 44 gallon drum. Perhaps that is the intent, perhaps that is Bandcamp. But external post production outside of the writer's work might have improved the album for the better in giving a different ear to the product.

Having said that, there are little bits and pieces of the product which give hope, however SINthetik Messiah's Danse Macabre Vol. 1 has too many let downs to be a good album. Too many industrial cliches and too little work on writing and production which can maybe be put down to inexperience, which means there is always time to improve.



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Brutal Resonance

SINthetik Messiah - Danse Macabre Vol. 1

5.0
"Mediocre"
N/A
Electroracle
Released off label 2016

SINthetik Messiah is Bug Gigabyte based in Lafayette, Louisiana. And when I say that, I mean he is all that is SINthetik Messiah. The music is written, produced as well as mixed and mastered by Bug. And he is also the digital artist. This is perhaps why Danse Macabre Vol. 1 doesn’t hold up well. The problem that occurs with “doing it all yourself” can be that you become so wrapped up in your own work that you fail to hear or recognise the shortcomings of your work. And, hopefully, others not involved will be honest with their opinion of your work.

Basic beats and sounds that are almost a preset industrial style 101; samples thrown across the top with the occasional screamy vocal; the album is a difficult listen which can be put down in some part to some overly long tracks with nothing in them to warrant more time than they are given. There is a lot of old German style industrial within the album such as distorted vocals not possible to understand, screamy yelling vocals, and doubled/tripled bass drums with high pitched vocal samples and mid beat saw stabs.

The one thing I noticed is lack of quality in the mixing and mastering. It's messy and for the most part sounds as if the music is coming from the bottom of a 44 gallon drum. Perhaps that is the intent, perhaps that is Bandcamp. But external post production outside of the writer's work might have improved the album for the better in giving a different ear to the product.

Having said that, there are little bits and pieces of the product which give hope, however SINthetik Messiah's Danse Macabre Vol. 1 has too many let downs to be a good album. Too many industrial cliches and too little work on writing and production which can maybe be put down to inexperience, which means there is always time to improve.



Apr 24 2016

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

Dj Wolf

info@brutalresonance.com
I've been DJing for 30+ years and been lucky to have done Dj support for Assemblage 23, Grendel, Nachtmahr, Shiv-r, Psyche, Icon Of Coil, among others. As Digital Anodyne I've written and remixed, Retrogramme, Leaether Strip, Rational Youth, Psyche, Pluvio, Arkyus and so forth. I'm a music fan of electronic music with a thirst to hear new music as often as possible. Writing for Brutal Resonance for the last 5 years gives me the opportunity to share that passion. music//DJ\\remix

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