Larva Dark Ambient, Experimental Oxyd Oxyd is a Slovakian group focusing on experimental and dark ambient productions. They are the side project of the band dISHARMONY, but, I'll save the intros for now and just say that if you really want to know more about them, go look them up on FaceBook or wherever else you can find them. Now, I cannot say that Larva is genuine, nor that it really intrigues me. It's alright, but nothing really goes above or beyond the limits of what I expect, however, there really isn't anything too horrible about this album, either. I mean, the intro of the album sounded pretty awesome at first. The sound of rain comes through, and then slow, but melancholic atmospheric bass comes in. Also, there are what I believe to be samples every so often, as well as piano work played over everything. But, even this just died down after a while. I felt much the same about "Unborn", in the fact that it had piano work, but never really pushed things to make me get slack jawed. "Transmission" and "Voices of Sand" show off some of the more electronic tracks of the album, but even then, I find myself at a loss of what to say about the songs. Because they're just alright. I can't really complain about them, and yet, I can't really give them rewards and praise. So, I guess I find myself reviewing another album that I find to be a little better than mediocre, but not by far. However, there is a shit ton of talent presented within this release, and that is something that I cannot deny. I am looking forward to more from this artist, as I have checked out a few of their other releases and those were pretty good. This one, well, it just does not hype me up nor really get me happy. It just keeps my mood the same way it was when I first started listening to the album, which was just bored. 3
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Oxyd - Larva

Oxyd is a Slovakian group focusing on experimental and dark ambient productions. They are the side project of the band dISHARMONY, but, I'll save the intros for now and just say that if you really want to know more about them, go look them up on FaceBook or wherever else you can find them.

Now, I cannot say that Larva is genuine, nor that it really intrigues me. It's alright, but nothing really goes above or beyond the limits of what I expect, however, there really isn't anything too horrible about this album, either. I mean, the intro of the album sounded pretty awesome at first. The sound of rain comes through, and then slow, but melancholic atmospheric bass comes in. Also, there are what I believe to be samples every so often, as well as piano work played over everything. But, even this just died down after a while. I felt much the same about "Unborn", in the fact that it had piano work, but never really pushed things to make me get slack jawed.

"Transmission" and "Voices of Sand" show off some of the more electronic tracks of the album, but even then, I find myself at a loss of what to say about the songs. Because they're just alright. I can't really complain about them, and yet, I can't really give them rewards and praise. So, I guess I find myself reviewing another album that I find to be a little better than mediocre, but not by far. However, there is a shit ton of talent presented within this release, and that is something that I cannot deny.

I am looking forward to more from this artist, as I have checked out a few of their other releases and those were pretty good. This one, well, it just does not hype me up nor really get me happy. It just keeps my mood the same way it was when I first started listening to the album, which was just bored. May 24 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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