Album: "Perpetual"
Label: DSBP (2003)
Style: Electro-industrial/EBM
Songs: 13


Reviewed by: Darklight

Boundless is the solo dark electro-industrial/EBM project of Xon. All the proper ingredients are here including frantic electronic programming, slamming bass beats, movie samples, dark melodies and distorted snarling male vocals. The music is energetic and forceful, while the vocals are angry and aggressive.

Upon listening to this CD I had the feeling that I've heard it before, and that's because I basically have. Boundless sounds very similar to other electro-industrial bands such as: Aslan Faction, Decoded Feedback, Dismantled, Grendel, Hocico, Leaether Strip, Pulse Legion, Suicide Comando, Velvet Acid Christ and :wumpscut:. While not really offering anything new or different to the genre, Xon does deliver some fairly exciting music just as good as the big names in the scene. He definitely paid attention in class and knows how to develop dark action packed emotionally charged electro-industrial music.

What surprises me about this CD are the few dark synth-pop songs. Yes, I did say synth-pop. The music is more light and upbeat, while Xon sings clear with melody. While they're really good, they sound out of place on this CD. I think Xon should keep Boundless an electro-industrial project and maybe start another project for his more synth-pop type music. Because the two just don't really fit together on one CD in my opinion.

There's also slower more dark and somber songs included here as well where Xon sings dreary without distortion. These are good for variety, but again sound a little out of place amongst the more brutal industrial with distorted vocals.

Xon proves on this Boundless CD that he's really good at making a variety of different dark electronic music. He also has the ability to scream with anger and sing melodically. I would highly recommend this CD to fans of electro-industrial and EBM.