Album: self-titled (1998)
Label: Interscope Records
Style: Electro rock
Songs: 17


Reviewed by: Darklight

This band sounds like a darker more aggressive version of My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult. The vocals are delivered by both a male and female. However, the male vocals are dominant. The vocals are distorted and sing in a slight whisper. They come off having a muffled sound to them. They do blend with the static electronic noises, guitar, bass and drums. While this is a rock band for the most part, there are a lot of electronics used. They are layered as sound effects while guitars and drums do take center stage. Everything here has a dark feel to it, but comes off funky with a slight sci-fi edge to it as well. Most of the songs are rather fast paced while there are slower moments to be found too. My main complaint with this album is that there just isn't a lot of variety here. All of the songs basically sound the same. Sure they have slight differences, but not enough to make any of them stand out on their own. If there were not breaks between the tracks, I would think that this album was just one long playing song. The songs are slightly experimental for the fact that they're not your typical verse/chorus/verse structures. They wouldn't really work on commercial radio due to them being quite frantic, chaotic and all over the place. While this gives the band a slightly unique edge, it also prevents any of the songs from really pulling you in or holding your attention for very long. There are some more heavy and aggressive moments here where the sound comes off as metal music, but it still has an experimental feel to it. I think I would like the band more if they put more structure in their songs and gave the vocals more variety in their delivery. This album will appeal to people who like bands such as The Electric Hellfire Club, Ministry and My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult. But any other audience probably won't get much from it. This is for the guitar crossover industrial crowd only.