C-DRONE DEFECT

Album: "Nemesis"
Label: NoiTekk (2004)
Style: Electro-industrial
Songs: 10

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Reviewed by: Darklight

Marc Horstmeier is back with another C-Drone Defect attack. While his previous album didn't really impress me, I'm definitely impressed with this one.

This album is a perfect example of modern electro-industrial music. It's dark, angry and aggressive with frantic electronic programming, harsh beats, dramatic melodies, well chosen samples and pissed off distorted vocals. It's developed with creative and infectious structures that make each song stand out with power and force.

If you like bands such as Aslan Faction, Amduscia, Cenobita, Decoded Feedback, God Module, Grendel, Hocico, Painbastard, Punto Omega, The Retrosic, [:SITD:], Suicide Commando, Tactical Sekt, Velvet Acid Christ and :wumpscut:, then this album can't be missed.

 

Album: "Neural Dysorder Syndrome"
Label: Synthetic Symphony (2001)
Style: Electro industrial
Songs: 10

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Reviewed by: Darklight

Old school harsh aggressive electro-industrial music seems to be making a comeback in europe as there have been quite a few new acts popping up lately with this sound. C-Drone Defect happens to be one of them. The problem is that this sound is basically dated, and has been done to death. So Iím not too sure how pleased I am about it coming back for another round, and I must admit that I am not all that impressed with this release.

The songs contained here are what one would expect from this genre of music with nothing new or different to spice things up. You get simplistic and repetitive frantic electronic programming, redundant hard driving bass beats, overused movie samples, slight use of guitar riffs and extremely distorted deep German accented male vocals that just shout out words in anger.

Basically, thereís nothing offered here to allow this band to stand out. Most of the songs are energy driven with brutal beats. These would be popular with the rivethead hard floor stompers at clubs. The CD also offers a few slower darker more somber tracks with mid-tempo pacing, orchestrated synthscapes and moody singing. There are even a couple of rather quality instrumentals here. So there is some variety throughout this album.

Overall, the recording is distorted and noisy with too much bass making for a somewhat muffled sound. There are some good ideas here, but not enough to make this a winner. If you really enjoy old school european electro-industrial music, you might want to give this a listen. Otherwise, I would suggest that you pass.