Album: "Big Shiny Spears" (1996)
Label: Re-Constriction Records
Style: Cyber-Core
Songs: 11


Reviewed by: Darklight

This band includes members of Acumen and Clay People. What you are delivered is songs that basically sound like Acumen. But that's not a bad thing because Acumen rocks. This is guitar heavy aggressive industrial music with screaming mad vocals. Most of the vocals are performed by Jason Novak of Acumen. But a few tracks have vocals provided by Justin Tate of Clay People to give a little variety. These are very energetic and thrashy songs with the mosh pit in mind. But what I am pleased about is that each song does include its own diverse sound that makes it stand apart. In other words, all of the songs don't sound the same. You can tell them apart from one another. They seem to have quite a lot of changes in them as well. They don't just start off one way, and never make any changes along the way. They do make changes quite often that reminded me a lot of the material found on Acumen's "Transmissions From Eville" album. This is a plus because I liked the variety found on that album. I almost consider this just a new Acumen album. That's basically what it is. You get Jason Novak's unique hyper and energetic singing style combined with thrashy guitars, harsh drum beats, and malfunctioning electronics. What more could you ask for?