electro-industrial, EBM and darkwave compilation offers seventeen excellent
tracks by: Fiction 8,
God Module, The
Azoic, TNV w/Athan Maroulis, Distorted Reality,
This Ascension, Magenta, Heavy
Water Factory, The Strand, Manhole Vortex,
Autumn, Advent Sleep/Anita Haxsaw, The
Machine In The Garden, Attrition and Oneiroid
A lot of the bands on this CD are
already well known and fairly popular amongst industrial/goth music
fans. What makes this album so special is the fact that most of the
tracks here are previously unreleased and exclusive to this CD. So even
if you are familiar with a lot of these bands and own their CDs, you
won’t be able to get these songs anywhere else but here.
What this CD basically gives you
is a phenomenal blend of electro-industrial, EBM and darkwave music.
The variety included is simply amazing. Some tracks are dark, angry
and aggressive with growling distorted vocals; others are clean and
polished with upbeat rhythms and beats mixed with harmonic vocals; and
there are even some moody, cold and haunting songs featuring beautiful
female singing. It’s safe to say that no matter what style of industrial
or goth music you enjoy, it’s on here.
Since the full name of this CD
is "Resistor: an electro dance compilation", you know
that the music here is both electronic and upbeat. However, I wouldn’t
consider everything here as dance music. There are a lot of fast paced
moments to be found, but there are also a few mellow and moody instances
as well. This is good for variety as even the most energetic dance floor
stomper needs a rest from time to time. But in reality this music can
be enjoyed just as much on a home, car, or portable stereo as it can
be in clubs.
What makes this compilation so
great is the fact that each and every song delivered here is superb.
There isn’t one that you will want to skip past. Also, they are placed
in an exceptional order in which they flow extremely well from start
to finish. However, there are a few that stand out in my opinion. They
include: Fiction 8 “Let Go”, God Module “Resurrection”,
The Azoic “Progression”, Distorted Reality “In
My Dream”, Inertia “Regime”, Bio-Tek “Shield”,
This Ascension “I Wish”, Magenta “Eccentricity”,
Heavy Water Factory “Translucent Amber”, The Strand
“Cleanse” and The Machine in The Garden “Control”.
The bottom line is that this compilation CD shouldn’t be missed by anyone
who likes industrial or goth music.