MORE MACHINE THAN MAN

Album: "Electrolust"
Label: n/a (2001)
Style: Heavy Industrial
Songs: 17

B
 

Reviewed by: Darklight

More Machine Than Man (MMTM) is a heavy industrial rock band comprised of three members known simply as Tech, Tasha and Boy. When I saw that there were 17 songs on this CD I figured that thereís either a lot of filler on the album or the songs are short. Well, it turns out that itís actually both. The actual structured songs here are extremely short. Itís rare for anything here to play longer than two minutes. There are also even shorter filler pieces throughout the recording.

Iím the type of person that prefers quality over quantity, so itís rather disappointing that the band opted to fill this CD up with a bunch of extremely short songs as opposed to making the overall CD flow tighter with less songs that are longer and no filler.

As for the songs themselves, theyíre pretty good for this style of music. Theyíre heavy and aggressive with energetic electronic programming, slamming beats and chugging guitar riffs. The vocals switch between angry male snarling and seductive female crooning.

I like most of the songs here as theyíre very club friendly with a lot of catchy dance hooks. Unfortunately, the songs come off sounding like short snippets as opposed to full length tracks. This is my biggest complaint here, and I can only hope that the band decides to make longer songs in the future.

If youíre interested in action packed high energy heavy electronic music with male and female vocals, this CD is for you. Just keep in mind that the songs are short and seem rushed and unfinished. This band will appeal to those who like Cat Rapes Dog, The Electric Hellfire Club, The Genitorturers, Lords Of Acid and My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult.

Album: "Robot"
Label: n/a
Style: Industrial Metal
Songs: 13

B

Reviewed by: Darklight

More Machine Than Man (MMTM) is a hard and heavy aggressive industrial rock band that makes music with chugging guitars, frantic electronics, beats, samples, angry male vocals and angelic female vocals.

The band does a good job of delivering a wide variety of different styles here. Some songs are pure industrial metal assaults with yelling male vocals; while others are dark trance with female singing. There are also songs that blend the two styles into one along with a combination of male and female vocals.

While sharing similarities to bands such as Electric Hellfire Club, Genitorturers, Lords Of Acid and My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult; I personally like MMTM more. They have a serious tone to their music and just sound better overall with greater uses of electronic programming.

My biggest complaint here is that the majority of songs only play two to three minutes each. So they feel rather short. While a lot does happen when they play, they still seem to end sooner than they should.

While Iím not personally the biggest fan of this style of guitar heavy industrial music, I must admit that MMTM do it well. For those who like this style of music, this CD should definitely be in your collection.