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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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,
L’ame Immortelle, Leather
Strip, Velvet Acid Christ
and :wumpscut:; this CD is for