Album: "Helium" (1998)
Label: Re-Constriction Records
Style: Electro industrial
Songs: 12


Reviewed by: Darklight

This project contains members of CHEMLAB, HALOBLACK, MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT and 16 VOLT. Now before you get all excited thinking that this is something great due to so many talented musicians contributing to it, let me warn you that it's nothing that spectacular. The music is actually quite basic and repetitive. The vocals are heavily distorted and sing in a whisper. Five of the tracks are just short experimental filler pieces. The seven tracks with vocals all sound alike. What you are given is your basic run of the mill medium paced electro industrial music. It's not bad, but it's really nothing great. It's just standard. There's nothing here that you haven't heard before. The music is kind of a techno/drum & bass style that just isn't that interesting. The vocals are more like soft talking than singing. There is the occasional use of guitar and bass, but the music still sounds empty as if it's missing something. This isn't a bad release overall, but I feel that it could have been so much better. If all of the short experimental filler pieces were replaced by a couple of more tracks with vocals this album would have been a lot better. As it is now this album just doesn't deliver enough quality songs to make it stand out. If you're looking for a techno/drum & bass style electro industrial experience combined with distorted vocals that sing in a soft whisper, you will like what this album has to offer. If not, I would suggest that you try before you buy.


Album: "0.01" (1996)
Label: Fifth Column Records
Style: Electro industrial
Songs: 9


Reviewed by: Darklight

This band is a collaboration between Chemlab, 16 Volt, Haloblack, and My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult. You would expect to hear something quite unique featuring all of these bands working together. I sure did. But I was wrong. This has got to be the biggest piece of crap that I have ever heard. It's extremely slow. There is no energy found on this album anywhere. Chemlab and 16 Volt should be ashamed of themselves. They are two of the biggest names in hard-core guitar driven energy packed cyber music. None of their influences can be found here. This is basically a new Haloblack album, and nothing more. But even Haloblack "Tension Filter" is better than this crap.