Sonik Foundry - Parish of Redemption
EBM Sonik Foundry is a pretty new act in the EBM scene. They released their debut album 'Mechanized' on their own label Hitman Records back in 2009 before they got picked up by Nilaihah Records and released their second album, 'Parish of Redemption', just a few weeks ago.

I really approve of Sonik Foundry's song structure where they mix real singing with just a tiny bit of screaming. What they do right is that they don't overuse the screaming like many bands do these days. That only makes the entire song sound like a rabid teenager with anger problems. Instead, these guys depend on true, quite aggressive, singing vocals until the chorus where the aggressiveness really blooms out. Making the entire verse build up to a chorus climax.

To accompany the singing is some hard pounding EBM. I would not say that it is Aggrotech, I would more say that bands like [:SITD:] would be a preferred comparison. Straight forward modern EBM.

There are a lot of things Sonik Foundry does right. The vocals are clean and solid, but sometimes I get the feeling that some effects have been added to help the singer keep hitting the right notes. I would not say that the music or melodies are extraordinary, but every now and then some great melodies shine through. To really reach the top, I only think that some polish is needed to be done. It's not even an unpolished diamond, it just needs some waxing. Nilaihah Records did the right thing.

But don't take my word for it, check out tracks like "Poison", "Corrode", "Heart Crusher", "Darkness Falls" and top it all off with the two best tracks of the album, "Waiting" and "Voices". If they don't give you a great feeling, there's something wrong with you, yeah, seriously.
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Brutal Resonance

Sonik Foundry - Parish of Redemption

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2011 by Nilaihah Records
Sonik Foundry is a pretty new act in the EBM scene. They released their debut album 'Mechanized' on their own label Hitman Records back in 2009 before they got picked up by Nilaihah Records and released their second album, 'Parish of Redemption', just a few weeks ago.

I really approve of Sonik Foundry's song structure where they mix real singing with just a tiny bit of screaming. What they do right is that they don't overuse the screaming like many bands do these days. That only makes the entire song sound like a rabid teenager with anger problems. Instead, these guys depend on true, quite aggressive, singing vocals until the chorus where the aggressiveness really blooms out. Making the entire verse build up to a chorus climax.

To accompany the singing is some hard pounding EBM. I would not say that it is Aggrotech, I would more say that bands like [:SITD:] would be a preferred comparison. Straight forward modern EBM.

There are a lot of things Sonik Foundry does right. The vocals are clean and solid, but sometimes I get the feeling that some effects have been added to help the singer keep hitting the right notes. I would not say that the music or melodies are extraordinary, but every now and then some great melodies shine through. To really reach the top, I only think that some polish is needed to be done. It's not even an unpolished diamond, it just needs some waxing. Nilaihah Records did the right thing.

But don't take my word for it, check out tracks like "Poison", "Corrode", "Heart Crusher", "Darkness Falls" and top it all off with the two best tracks of the album, "Waiting" and "Voices". If they don't give you a great feeling, there's something wrong with you, yeah, seriously.
Apr 26 2011

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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