From the Edge of the Universe Industrial Metal, Rock Digital Diktator So, the words Digital have been used by many well known bands around the industrial fields for quite some time. We had Digital Assassin (Fifth Column/Metro). Then there was Digital Poodle (DOVe) and then Digital Factor (Offbeat). Here we have Digital Diktator. Yes, spelled with a "K". And let's just say, they ain't even in the same "universe" when it comes to the title in their name. This EP is a mash up of every style, be it gothic, alternative, metal, rock and so called industrial under the bridge....and all of it can stay there cause it's not worth the coins to give to the troll to pass said bridge. I'm going to give more time to this album then it's deserved to convey my point across about how I felt listening to it. I listen to ALL albums twice too make sure I didn't miss anything of significance and give everyone a fair shake in my opinionated eyes. I will do things differently for my first time. I'll give my notes of each song first. Then I will give their bio from their site at the very end. And I am not messing around when my thoughts match perfectly to their bio which I did not find until i was finished listening to the album. Here it goes . Intro - No lyrics. Samples. Atmospheric sounds. Not bad. It Began on Mars - If this is supposed to be industrial mixed with sci-fi, don't sign me up. Felt like Aladdin by the end, not Mars. Oh, guitar riffs. Melodic voice not screaming. They sing continuously "It all began on Mars". The title states "It began on Mars". Which is it? All on Mars or some on Mars...Know what? I don't care. Song is too long. (This becomes a trend) Journey Withing - Wow, and not good. Sounds like Mer-man from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe screaming in his parents basement. Samples at end of song to forget what you just listened to. Someone likes screaming. Song is too long. The Window - Piano sounds. Gothic alternative rock. Sisters of Mercy style singing. And about now i'm falling into a deep depression of what identity does this band want to be and who I can hurt from listening to it. Oops, more guitar riffs, more whining and samples again at the end. Yeah, too long also. This Is You - Garage band guitar riffs. This song sounds like it was made in a garage. No distortion. Nothing digital. Sounds like what a fly would sound like if a fly wanted to make industrial music. Lyrics from song "I wash my hands of you. You burn into the ground." Exactly how i'm feeling about this release and I still have two songs left. I'd say song was once again too long but that's pretty self explanatory by now. Time to Depart - ...depart? Heck yeah, I'm ready. I can make sounds on my keyboard. YAY! A little drum and bass. Once again a new vocal approach. Not screaming, growling or whining. More like fast spoken word. It seems like they know the album is coming to a faithful end but they still had five songs they need to fit so they just rolled all lyrics into this last gem. Oh my, that's a mouthful. (insert "that's what she said joke"). Some simple loops and beeps and...wait for it....more samples at the END of the song. Outro - Whew. I made it and am still alive to write about it. Nice. So here's the bio I promised from their site. The parenthesis will show my "2 cents" "An epic journey through the digital universe, unknown to mankind yet feared by many who roam the distant galaxies in search of familiar intelligence (including this reviewer). Musically, the EP has a variety of different elements from industrial (nope) to alternative rock with metal undertones (if guitar riffs are metal)... overtones... error... WTF?! Rebooting (can i reboot my mind from listening to this?) a drop of drum & bass (10 seconds worth) and topped with celestial melodies. ("Intro" and "Outro". Best tracks). It has something for everyone (really?), from the everyday dancer to the depressed kid in the back row, planning his next homicide.(homicide? seriously? maybe that'll be me after ingesting this load of "music".) And there you have it folks. A band with a crisis of who they want to be in sound, production, vocals and all honesty music style. Like their cover of the album which features brown, unidentified matter floating through space next to their name (Insert joke here!)... By the way, Digital called and wants their name back. Blunt, to the point, but "BRUTAL" on the honesty. 150
Brutal Resonance

Digital Diktator - From the Edge of the Universe

2.0
"Worthless"
Released 2012 by Static Distortion
So, the words Digital have been used by many well known bands around the industrial fields for quite some time. We had Digital Assassin (Fifth Column/Metro). Then there was Digital Poodle (DOVe) and then Digital Factor (Offbeat). Here we have Digital Diktator. Yes, spelled with a "K". And let's just say, they ain't even in the same "universe" when it comes to the title in their name.

This EP is a mash up of every style, be it gothic, alternative, metal, rock and so called industrial under the bridge....and all of it can stay there cause it's not worth the coins to give to the troll to pass said bridge.

I'm going to give more time to this album then it's deserved to convey my point across about how I felt listening to it. I listen to ALL albums twice too make sure I didn't miss anything of significance and give everyone a fair shake in my opinionated eyes.

I will do things differently for my first time. I'll give my notes of each song first. Then I will give their bio from their site at the very end. And I am not messing around when my thoughts match perfectly to their bio which I did not find until i was finished listening to the album. Here it goes
.
Intro - No lyrics. Samples. Atmospheric sounds. Not bad.

It Began on Mars - If this is supposed to be industrial mixed with sci-fi, don't sign me up. Felt like Aladdin by the end, not Mars. Oh, guitar riffs. Melodic voice not screaming. They sing continuously "It all began on Mars". The title states "It began on Mars". Which is it? All on Mars or some on Mars...Know what? I don't care. Song is too long. (This becomes a trend)

Journey Withing - Wow, and not good. Sounds like Mer-man from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe screaming in his parents basement. Samples at end of song to forget what you just listened to. Someone likes screaming. Song is too long.

The Window - Piano sounds. Gothic alternative rock. Sisters of Mercy style singing. And about now i'm falling into a deep depression of what identity does this band want to be and who I can hurt from listening to it. Oops, more guitar riffs, more whining and samples again at the end. Yeah, too long also.

This Is You - Garage band guitar riffs. This song sounds like it was made in a garage. No distortion. Nothing digital. Sounds like what a fly would sound like if a fly wanted to make industrial music. Lyrics from song "I wash my hands of you. You burn into the ground." Exactly how i'm feeling about this release and I still have two songs left. I'd say song was once again too long but that's pretty self explanatory by now.

Time to Depart - ...depart? Heck yeah, I'm ready. I can make sounds on my keyboard. YAY! A little drum and bass. Once again a new vocal approach. Not screaming, growling or whining. More like fast spoken word. It seems like they know the album is coming to a faithful end but they still had five songs they need to fit so they just rolled all lyrics into this last gem. Oh my, that's a mouthful. (insert "that's what she said joke"). Some simple loops and beeps and...wait for it....more samples at the END of the song.

Outro - Whew. I made it and am still alive to write about it. Nice.

So here's the bio I promised from their site. The parenthesis will show my "2 cents"
"An epic journey through the digital universe, unknown to mankind yet feared by many who roam the distant galaxies in search of familiar intelligence (including this reviewer). Musically, the EP has a variety of different elements from industrial (nope) to alternative rock with metal undertones (if guitar riffs are metal)... overtones... error... WTF?! Rebooting (can i reboot my mind from listening to this?) a drop of drum & bass (10 seconds worth) and topped with celestial melodies. ("Intro" and "Outro". Best tracks). It has something for everyone (really?), from the everyday dancer to the depressed kid in the back row, planning his next homicide.(homicide? seriously? maybe that'll be me after ingesting this load of "music".)

And there you have it folks. A band with a crisis of who they want to be in sound, production, vocals and all honesty music style. Like their cover of the album which features brown, unidentified matter floating through space next to their name (Insert joke here!)... By the way, Digital called and wants their name back. Blunt, to the point, but "BRUTAL" on the honesty. Aug 16 2012

Jeff B

info@brutalresonance.com
Writer and contributor on Brutal Resonance

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