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
Pulse Legion, Suicide
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
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.