Album: "Stasis Interrupted" (1996)
Label: Khazad-Dum
Style: Electro industrial
Songs: 10


Reviewed by: Darklight

Axonal Warfare is your typical European electro industrial band that doesn't bring anything new to this genre of music. That's not to say that they are bad, it's just that they don't really do anything different to make them stand out. The electronic sequencing and drum programming is a bit basic and repetitive, while the synth melodies are actually very good and do help to improve the overall quality of the songs. The vocals use a strange effects device that make them sound distorted with an echo. There is accent to the singer's voice and it's kind of hard to hear the lyrics clearly even though the singing is more of a talking style. I would have enjoyed the vocals more without the odd echo effect because it's quite apparent that the singer has a good voice that does not need to rely on voice processors. Each song here basically sounds the same without really bringing in anything diverse. The music plays at a medium pace where it's not slow, but not quite fast enough for the dance floor. It's comfortable to listen to, but there's something about it that makes it better background music than music you would pay close attention to. There's a slight amateur vibe throughout this recording. Nothing is bad here, but nothing really stands out. There's only one instrumental and it's simply used as an intro piece. So this album can be enjoyed from start to finish without having to worry about any instrumentals or filler to skip past. The bottom line is that this album most likely won't blow you away, but it's still enjoyable for the most part and fans of electro industrial music should be pleased with it.