Album: "Strain"
Label: Metropolis Records (2004)
Style: Heavy industrial
Songs: 12


Reviewed by: Darklight

Ian Ross returns with new band member Wendy Yanko to deliver the best Flesh Field album yet. This album is similar to Flesh Field's previous CD Belief Control, but even heavier due to the addition of guitars. And the guitars sound great giving the music even more power and aggression.

The CD begins with the awesome track Uprising which gives the listener a good taste of what this album is all about. The entire album is epic, emotional and powerful with structured heavy industrial combined with experimental electro.

The songs twist, turn and transform every step of the way. They blend energetic electronic programming, relentless beats, dark orchestrated melodies, distorted guitar and a mix of Ian Ross' snarling yelling and Wendy Yanko's sinister, yet seductive, singing.

The creativity and variety throughout this album is stunning. This is modern industrial music at its finest.


Album: "Belief Control"
Label: Matrix Cube (2001)
Style: Electro-industrial / EBM
Songs: 12


Reviewed by: Darklight

I was impressed with Flesh Field’s debut album “Viral Extinction”, and eagerly awaited this follow-up.

Not only does this CD show a lot of growth for the band, it could quite possibly be the album of the year. When I get a new CD and it doesn’t leave my stereo for several days; I know it’s something special.

Upon my first listen of this CD I was floored. Different emotions were rushing through me that only stellar music such as this can bring out in me.

This album grabbed me right from the start and took me on an emotional journey. When it was over, I wanted to go for the ride again.

Flesh Field delivers everything that I like in this style of music on this album. Hyper energetic sci-fi futuristic electronic sounds, dark dramatic synth melodies, clubfloor bass beats and a combination of angry male snarling and beautiful female harmonizing.

This puppy is a roller coaster ride of emotions going up, down, and every which way you can think of. Melody blasts into aggressive fury then crawls to a creepy pace just to startle you with another bomb blast of rage.

Powerful anthem like atmospheres float in the background while malfunctioning electronics go haywire in the foreground. Dual male and female vocals come in and out of the music constantly keeping the pace frantic and unpredictable.

Dark angry aggression is mixed with soothing beauty perfectly to produce an outcome of pure audio bliss. This CD will attack both your mind and body with relentless power.

There’s not a disappointing track here. Every song is just as good as the next one. This CD simply can’t be missed by anyone who enjoys dark and aggressive electro-industrial/EBM.


Album: "Viral Extinction"
Label: Inception Records (1999)
Style: Electro-industrial
Songs: 13


Reviewed by: Darklight

I really enjoy dark electro-industrial/EBM that features both angry male vocals and beautiful female vocals. Bands such as Blutengel, The Dust Of Basement and L’ame Immortelle rank as some of my favorites for this very reason. Well, now I have Flesh Field to add to that list.

Flesh Field is an American dark aggressive electro-industrial act that no fan of this style of music should miss out on. They bring together everything that makes this genre of music so special. Frantic malfunctioning electro sounds, heavy driving bass beats, haunting melodies and a combination of both slightly distorted snarling male vocals and angelic female singing.

What makes this CD so superb is the fact that it blasts off in a fury right from the very beginning and never loses its energy. This CD screams club play every step of the way. Songs like “Overload”, “Silicon Skies”, “Utopia”, “Animal” and “Cyberchrist” would cause your feet to bleed on the club floor.

There are a few tracks here that do bring the energy level down a notch by offering more of a darkwave sound with Rian Miller singing like a seductive goth enchantress. This is especially true for the songs “Where Angels Go To Die” and “Savior”.

So, here we have a CD that does just about everything right. I will admit that I didn’t really like Ian Ross’ vocals upon my first few listens of this CD. His voice is somewhat different for this style of music. I am use to the usual thick accented distorted growl, but Ian has more of a higher pitched voice that sounds evil. Once I got use to it, I ended up liking it a lot.

My only minor complaint here is that a lot of the songs do sound alike. But there are enough hits delivered to make up for the few that seem a little more standard. If you like bands such as Blutengel, Decoded Feedback, Din_Fiv, The Dust Of Basement, God Module, Hocico, Imperative Reaction, L’ame Immortelle, Leather Strip, Velvet Acid Christ and :wumpscut:; this CD is for you.