Ostracized Harsh EBM Hydra Division V I heard a lot of good about Greek project Hydra Division V's release, 'Ostracized'. So, with a morsel of excitement and taking a deep breath, I walked off into the wilderness of this Harsh EBM act and came out, well, impressed and not too impressed at the same time. What I like about the band is that they definitely have Harsh EBM down to the T. Every song is unrelenting, and certain songs even really give me a nice kick in the ass, such as "Wake Up Bleeding". It begins off nice and slow, and the vocals just don't blast you to bits and pieces from the time they begin. Rather, the song builds up very steadily and just waits for its opportunity to orgasm. In contrast, what I did not like about the project too much was that it just doesn't sound too revolutionary, which really is a shame considering that Hydra Division V seems to have a lot of fucking talent. But, the fact remains that I was actually able to walk away from listening to this album as if it were something playing in Wal-Mart while I was shopping for whatever one tends to find in a Wal-Mart. I still have to commend Hydra Division V for their work, however. I can tell that there was a lot of enthusiasm put in the album, and although it may sound redundant, it has its good bits here and there. I wouldn't quite recommend this for everyone, however, those of you who enjoy harsh EBM should give this a listen to. It might impress you more than it did I. 4
Brutal Resonance

Hydra Division V - Ostracized

7.0
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2013 by Artificial Sun
I heard a lot of good about Greek project Hydra Division V's release, 'Ostracized'. So, with a morsel of excitement and taking a deep breath, I walked off into the wilderness of this Harsh EBM act and came out, well, impressed and not too impressed at the same time.

What I like about the band is that they definitely have Harsh EBM down to the T. Every song is unrelenting, and certain songs even really give me a nice kick in the ass, such as "Wake Up Bleeding". It begins off nice and slow, and the vocals just don't blast you to bits and pieces from the time they begin. Rather, the song builds up very steadily and just waits for its opportunity to orgasm.

In contrast, what I did not like about the project too much was that it just doesn't sound too revolutionary, which really is a shame considering that Hydra Division V seems to have a lot of fucking talent. But, the fact remains that I was actually able to walk away from listening to this album as if it were something playing in Wal-Mart while I was shopping for whatever one tends to find in a Wal-Mart.

I still have to commend Hydra Division V for their work, however. I can tell that there was a lot of enthusiasm put in the album, and although it may sound redundant, it has its good bits here and there. I wouldn't quite recommend this for everyone, however, those of you who enjoy harsh EBM should give this a listen to. It might impress you more than it did I. Jun 16 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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