The Decaying Process - Vol2: Judicium
Dark Electro, Harsh EBM The Decaying Process are a Harsh EBM/Dark Electro band from the United States. Vol2: Judicium is a 7 track album available for free download.

The album makes a start with "The Kindred", a slow heavy beat and interesting sound turns into a more standard dark/harsh electro track. My first thoughts are that overall I could not even describe this as mediocre in relation to the competition in this genre.

"No Grimoire" shows a little more promise with a nice, constant and soft drum beat, the harsh vocals are a little better, it's overall not bad except for horrible synth sounds in places which are like running your finger nails down a school blackboard. These were also apparent on the first track.

"Snuff Cinema" brings a different more experimental sound and suitable vocals to match. This seems like a better path for the band to follow in the future, but there's still a long way to go before I would want to hear anymore.

Unfortunately we go back to how we started with "Stilldawn", 'amateurish' is the term I think I would apply musically and the harsh vocals do nothing to improve. "Absinthe", brings a more metal sound in parts, with some harsh-industrial-rap thrown in, so once again a possibility to take forward and improve. This I will listen to again.

"Abyss" follows with more of the same sounds but with much improved vocals, especially the harsh vocals. Overall this is a great improvement on the other previous and similar tracks. But the sound still reminds me of a "Wurlitzer Keyboard", whatever it is, it's not the right place for it.

We finish with "Exhile", which brings a kind of mix of the two styles that have gone before. Vocals are just about passable but I was not keen on the breathing or perhaps drowning sounds. However, I would be tempted to listen to it again and it gave enough to stop the album from drowning and encouragement enough for me to believe that there is a future for "The Decaying Process".

Conclusion:
I have to ask why am I holding this "Judicium" or trial of a four year old album, not that I have a problem with doing that. But, especially as I know the band are still in existence and have a recent release, I will now with great interest look out their recent release and see how things compare. Believe me if I am willing to do that I must have some hope for them.
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The Decaying Process - Vol2: Judicium

3.0
"Terrible"
Released off label 2008
The Decaying Process are a Harsh EBM/Dark Electro band from the United States. Vol2: Judicium is a 7 track album available for free download.

The album makes a start with "The Kindred", a slow heavy beat and interesting sound turns into a more standard dark/harsh electro track. My first thoughts are that overall I could not even describe this as mediocre in relation to the competition in this genre.

"No Grimoire" shows a little more promise with a nice, constant and soft drum beat, the harsh vocals are a little better, it's overall not bad except for horrible synth sounds in places which are like running your finger nails down a school blackboard. These were also apparent on the first track.

"Snuff Cinema" brings a different more experimental sound and suitable vocals to match. This seems like a better path for the band to follow in the future, but there's still a long way to go before I would want to hear anymore.

Unfortunately we go back to how we started with "Stilldawn", 'amateurish' is the term I think I would apply musically and the harsh vocals do nothing to improve. "Absinthe", brings a more metal sound in parts, with some harsh-industrial-rap thrown in, so once again a possibility to take forward and improve. This I will listen to again.

"Abyss" follows with more of the same sounds but with much improved vocals, especially the harsh vocals. Overall this is a great improvement on the other previous and similar tracks. But the sound still reminds me of a "Wurlitzer Keyboard", whatever it is, it's not the right place for it.

We finish with "Exhile", which brings a kind of mix of the two styles that have gone before. Vocals are just about passable but I was not keen on the breathing or perhaps drowning sounds. However, I would be tempted to listen to it again and it gave enough to stop the album from drowning and encouragement enough for me to believe that there is a future for "The Decaying Process".

Conclusion:
I have to ask why am I holding this "Judicium" or trial of a four year old album, not that I have a problem with doing that. But, especially as I know the band are still in existence and have a recent release, I will now with great interest look out their recent release and see how things compare. Believe me if I am willing to do that I must have some hope for them.
May 18 2012

Off label

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

Danya Malashenkov

info@brutalresonance.com
Writer and contributor on Brutal Resonance

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