NON-AGGRESSION PACT

Album: "Broadcast Quality Belligerence" (1999)
Label: Re-Constriction
Style: Electro industrial
Songs: 11

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Reviewed by: Darklight

This album just doesn't do a lot for me. It's rather typical American sounding electro industrial music with techno, drum & bass and funk mixed in with boring distorted whispered vocals that never change. Actually, that's the problem I have with this entire album, the songs
never seem to change. Sure they have little differences here and there, but nothing that allows one song to stand out from the other.

The music is not very layered or full due to it lacking the use of a lot of synth melodies. Everything comes off sounding repetitive with generic electronic programming and drum beats. It's all fairly slow paced. Nothing is really aggressive or has enough energy for the dance floor. The music has a mellow vibe to it that bores me. The entire album just drags along never picking up anywhere.

There is one song here that is very impressive. It's called "Marked", and is very dark like european electro industrial music. It has haunting music with angry distorted vocals. This song proves that this band can make some serious music without a funk flavor. It's too bad this is about the only song that they do it on here.