Landfill is a three man dark industrial band from Vancouver
Washington. Their sound on this CD is typical amateur American made
industrial music. The music itself is drab and empty not made up of
enough sounds, effects, or beats. Basically, itís bare and needs more
layering. Some songs include guitar and this does help make the music
more full. But in the end, it sounds like this band really needs to
practice and experiment more with the development of electronic music.
The vocals are another low point here. Theyíre heavily treated, and not in a good way. The vocalist basically just shouts out words over the music. He never really attempts to sing or do anything different. Overall, the vocals are muffled and just arenít interesting.
The band shows their most potential on the tracks "Assassins", "Mind
Trigger", "Angst" and "Empty Of All Humanity". These four
tracks all feature heavy guitar and death metal type shouting. It would
appear as if this band is better suited as a heavy industrial metal
band as opposed to a pure electro-industrial one. Their electronic programming
abilities just arenít honed enough for all electro created music. And
the vocalist doesnít appear to be able to do much more than shout words
with anger. When the band uses a lot of guitar theyíre at their best.
The angry shouting blends in well with the chugging guitar riffs.
I canít really recommend this CD as the electro-industrial tracks are
quite poor. And even the more interesting industrial metal tracks sound
somewhat amateurish. Thereís indeed potential here, and I hope to see
it better used on the next Landfill CD.