THE SHIZIT

Album: "Soundtrack For The Revolution"
Label: n/a (2001)
Style: Industrial Metal
Songs: 12

B
 

Reviewed by: Darklight

The Shizit are an extremely hard and heavy industrial metal band that create songs with distorted guitars, noisy electronics, slamming beats and angry pissed off deep shouting male vocals.

While sharing some similarities to Slipknot, The Shizit is definitely more electronic, making them much more interesting, creative and exciting in my book. The songs offered here are extremely emotional with a lot of pent up rage being released in both the music and vocals. This is powerful music that will knock your ass to the floor.

Each and every song here is an assault on the senses. Everything is alive and energetic with a good mixture of heaviness and catchy driving beats that you canít resist stomping to.

While mainly having an industrial metal edge, there are also touches of digital hard-core as well. This isnít just metal music with the slight addition of programming. These songs are primarily created electronically with manic and frantic distorted noise induced mayhem leading the way.

Forget about all of the so called nu metal bands flooding the music world right now, The Shizit is the real deal dishing it out hard and heavy with true feelings and emotions. No fan of aggressive industrial metal or digital hard-core should miss this CD.

 

Album: "Evil Inside"
Label: n/a (1999)
Style: Heavy industrial
Songs: 6

B

Reviewed by: Darklight

This band creates techno/metal hybrid music. The songs are created with energetic electronic rhythms and beats combined with heavy thrashy guitars and pissed off male vocals. The end result is aggressive industrial music that will pack the mosh pit. While most guitar heavy industrial bands don't use a lot of electronic programming in their music; this band does. Frantic and fast paced electronics go haywire throughout each of the songs presented here. Guitars, drums and shouting mad vocals do drown out the electronics at times, but not enough to really take away from the songs. The music is harsh and brutal, but the techno style rhythms and beats give it a fresh sound. This band proves that different styles of music can be mixed and work if combined properly. Each song here is good, but I especially like "My Machine", "Audio Jihad" and "P.O.S.". The bottom line is that this is a very good heavy and aggressive industrial band that deserves to be on a label. I personlly feel that this band sounds like a more electronic version of Slipknot. With bands such as Korn, Limp Bizkit, Slipknot and Staind being so popular these days, I don't see any reason why The Shizit couldn't find themselves on a major label as well.