Ink Sonata Metal, Industrial Metal Project Juggernaut Project Juggernaut's second album attacks the listener with experimental mixtures of metal and industrial. Ok, onto the review because I need to elaborate more... Track one "Godless", interesting intro to the album. Slayer-esque. Simple, raw, and gritty. The samples make this song. The second track, "Psychotic",reminds me a lot of early Disturbed's style. "Dirty Sister", track three, seems like they are trying for a Rob Zombie sound. I'm not really digging this song. It seems forced and cheesey. The vocals are a bit over the top and tend to stretch words out in a strange way (for example: "you are my dirty little sisteohhhhh", "infectiunnnnnnn".) But it is catchy. "Lemon Face", track number four, sounds like 1/3 dubstep, 1/3 Insane Clown Posse, and 1/3 crazed garage metal. WOW. With lyrics like; "F***ed your mom, f***ed your dad?" and "Stupid f***in lemon face." I kind of feel like this could be the most interesting song on the album. Track five, "Sahara", is a strange ballad. I'm so confused at this point. Strange synths! "Abuse", track six, is a slow and distorted song. It sounds abused and tired. "I think you're crazy, I want to beat you" are some of the lyrics. I can't really get into this song. "Ink Sonata", the seventh track, and the title of the album; Lyrics kick in about half-way through and sound like Slayer meets some 80's band obsessed with mythology. I wish there was a visual guide to all of these songs or some kind of video companion. Track eight, "Daedalus", is heavy as hell and one of the better tracks on the album. I think Project Juggernaut needs to stick to the heavy, hard sounds like in this track. They really sound "at home" with "Daedalus". My personal favorite on the album. "Open my eyes", the ninth track, is a very raw, gritty song. I can't really follow the lyrics, they seem all over the place, but it flows together well despite the need of a subject. It just seems like a bunch of angry lines strung together and screamed along to a musical track already written. Track ten, "Insanity divine", is simply an ode to insanity. I feel like there could be more to it musically, but I'd like to see it played live. Again like in "Daedalus", I feel like Project Juggernaut does well in the style of this song. "Dance for the devil", track eleven, another strange sound. You can hear a pulsing kick in the backround and you think of industrial but its more experimental. The synth that comes in slightly at around 2:03 is rather divine though and I wish there was more of that. This track needs to be remixed! IT BEGS TO BE REMIXED! Track twelve, "Darkheart", changes things up again. The vocals are all over the place but its not bad. Again I think they do better sticking to one sound but you can't knock the experimentalism that is Project Juggernaut. I gave this song a chance, its not bad. "Mausoleum (Channeling Mars PART 1)" and "Rise (Channeling Mars PART 2)", the thirteenth and fourteenth tracks are interesting. More like backround ambience, but I like it. Chilling yet fascinatinating. The second part is more of a song than the first but they are meant to be listened to back to back. A good end to the album I'd say. Not everyone is going to like 'Ink Sonata', but it cannot be denied that 'Ink Sonata' is an interesting album to say the least. Project Juggernaut seems to be going in multiple directions musically and the tracks on this album are really hit or miss. You will like some and you will hate some, and you might come back and listen again or never again. Project Juggernaut is most definitely an acquired taste. 250
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Project Juggernaut - Ink Sonata

4.5
"Bad"
Released off label 2012
Project Juggernaut's second album attacks the listener with experimental mixtures of metal and industrial. Ok, onto the review because I need to elaborate more...

Track one "Godless", interesting intro to the album. Slayer-esque. Simple, raw, and gritty. The samples make this song.

The second track, "Psychotic",reminds me a lot of early Disturbed's style.
"Dirty Sister", track three, seems like they are trying for a Rob Zombie sound. I'm not really digging this song. It seems forced and cheesey. The vocals are a bit over the top and tend to stretch words out in a strange way (for example: "you are my dirty little sisteohhhhh", "infectiunnnnnnn".) But it is catchy.

"Lemon Face", track number four, sounds like 1/3 dubstep, 1/3 Insane Clown Posse, and 1/3 crazed garage metal. WOW. With lyrics like; "F***ed your mom, f***ed your dad?" and "Stupid f***in lemon face." I kind of feel like this could be the most interesting song on the album.

Track five, "Sahara", is a strange ballad. I'm so confused at this point. Strange synths!

"Abuse", track six, is a slow and distorted song. It sounds abused and tired. "I think you're crazy, I want to beat you" are some of the lyrics. I can't really get into this song.

"Ink Sonata", the seventh track, and the title of the album; Lyrics kick in about half-way through and sound like Slayer meets some 80's band obsessed with mythology. I wish there was a visual guide to all of these songs or some kind of video companion.

Track eight, "Daedalus", is heavy as hell and one of the better tracks on the album. I think Project Juggernaut needs to stick to the heavy, hard sounds like in this track. They really sound "at home" with "Daedalus". My personal favorite on the album.

"Open my eyes", the ninth track, is a very raw, gritty song. I can't really follow the lyrics, they seem all over the place, but it flows together well despite the need of a subject. It just seems like a bunch of angry lines strung together and screamed along to a musical track already written.

Track ten, "Insanity divine", is simply an ode to insanity. I feel like there could be more to it musically, but I'd like to see it played live. Again like in "Daedalus", I feel like Project Juggernaut does well in the style of this song.

"Dance for the devil", track eleven, another strange sound. You can hear a pulsing kick in the backround and you think of industrial but its more experimental. The synth that comes in slightly at around 2:03 is rather divine though and I wish there was more of that. This track needs to be remixed! IT BEGS TO BE REMIXED!

Track twelve, "Darkheart", changes things up again. The vocals are all over the place but its not bad. Again I think they do better sticking to one sound but you can't knock the experimentalism that is Project Juggernaut. I gave this song a chance, its not bad.

"Mausoleum (Channeling Mars PART 1)" and "Rise (Channeling Mars PART 2)", the thirteenth and fourteenth tracks are interesting. More like backround ambience, but I like it. Chilling yet fascinatinating. The second part is more of a song than the first but they are meant to be listened to back to back. A good end to the album I'd say.

Not everyone is going to like 'Ink Sonata', but it cannot be denied that 'Ink Sonata' is an interesting album to say the least. Project Juggernaut seems to be going in multiple directions musically and the tracks on this album are really hit or miss. You will like some and you will hate some, and you might come back and listen again or never again. Project Juggernaut is most definitely an acquired taste. Oct 11 2012

Off label

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

Raye Albater

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Writer and contributor on Brutal Resonance

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