SINthetik Messiah - Danse Macabre Vol. 1
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