Tactical Module - World Through My Sight
EBM, Industrial Metal Tactical Module is the solo project of Michael Davis, a drummer (which is noticeable throughout the whole album). And I have to say that there are many parts of this album that are just plain ugly, however, there are the tracks that really put a bright light on the set, and bring forth the talents of this one man band.

I will say that I absolutely hated the title song, "World Through My Sight". The echo on the vocals was just really badly used, not really complimenting the metal guitars and drums that accompany them. Not only that, but I can hardly say that the synth lines within this song really work well against the backdrop of the metal inspired sounds.

I appreciated the direction the vocals took within "Where Angels Rise", but I once again found that the metal influence really just did not mix well with the EBM styles presented on the song. They just felt as if they were playing off on their own, and hardly attempting to cooperate with one another like two kids fighting over who gets to play the GameBoy next.

And I found much of the same problem throughout the album, such as in "Erase the Defect", "Fragility", and "Zeroed". I just could not get over this idea, and even had to take a break at some points while listening to the album.

However, complaints aside, let me talk about why I also liked the album."Skyline" was an awesome instrumental, where the quick pace of the electronic tunes and fast paced guitar work really hit the G spot. But, it was less the guitars, and more the drum work that caught my attention. The drums really went with the song well.

"Dead Zone" was another song that I really enjoyed. The slowed down pace of the song, with the occasional breaks from the guitars and the focus on the deeper synth lines really shined through. This is another song on the album that cohesively stuck together like to peas in a pod.

So, we have a decent album. I think that there needs to be a lot more work done in order to ensure that the final product becomes the monster it really can become. Not only that, but I have to say that I really enjoyed the remixes a lot more than the original songs, and that is never a good thing. The artist definitely deserves compliments, as a one man band, he's responsible for everything that goes on. But, there is definitely more potential that can break the fourth wall than what was shown in this album.
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Brutal Resonance

Tactical Module - World Through My Sight

5.0
"Mediocre"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2013 by Engraved Ritual
Tactical Module is the solo project of Michael Davis, a drummer (which is noticeable throughout the whole album). And I have to say that there are many parts of this album that are just plain ugly, however, there are the tracks that really put a bright light on the set, and bring forth the talents of this one man band.

I will say that I absolutely hated the title song, "World Through My Sight". The echo on the vocals was just really badly used, not really complimenting the metal guitars and drums that accompany them. Not only that, but I can hardly say that the synth lines within this song really work well against the backdrop of the metal inspired sounds.

I appreciated the direction the vocals took within "Where Angels Rise", but I once again found that the metal influence really just did not mix well with the EBM styles presented on the song. They just felt as if they were playing off on their own, and hardly attempting to cooperate with one another like two kids fighting over who gets to play the GameBoy next.

And I found much of the same problem throughout the album, such as in "Erase the Defect", "Fragility", and "Zeroed". I just could not get over this idea, and even had to take a break at some points while listening to the album.

However, complaints aside, let me talk about why I also liked the album."Skyline" was an awesome instrumental, where the quick pace of the electronic tunes and fast paced guitar work really hit the G spot. But, it was less the guitars, and more the drum work that caught my attention. The drums really went with the song well.

"Dead Zone" was another song that I really enjoyed. The slowed down pace of the song, with the occasional breaks from the guitars and the focus on the deeper synth lines really shined through. This is another song on the album that cohesively stuck together like to peas in a pod.

So, we have a decent album. I think that there needs to be a lot more work done in order to ensure that the final product becomes the monster it really can become. Not only that, but I have to say that I really enjoyed the remixes a lot more than the original songs, and that is never a good thing. The artist definitely deserves compliments, as a one man band, he's responsible for everything that goes on. But, there is definitely more potential that can break the fourth wall than what was shown in this album. Jun 19 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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