Album: "Sworn" (1995)
Label: Orchard Music Group
Style: Cyber-Core
Songs: 13


Reviewed by: Darklight

Right from the first song "Chains" you know that you're in for a treat with this album. This song begins fast and furious with a high quality sound featuring thrashy guitars, drum beats, electronics, synths, samples, and slightly distorted vocals that sing great. It's a very catchy song that is so tight and polished that it could become popular. The next songs that follow are equally as impressive for all of the same reasons. They are very catchy with great beats and rhythms, and excellent uses of guitars, electronics, and synths. The singing is very good, and blends with all of the music perfectly. Since everything is so clean and polished on this album, it falls between underground cyber-core and mainstream electro rock. This gives it a very unique sound. The problem with this album is that out of thirteen songs you get seven original songs with vocals, one instrumental, four remixes, and a cover of "Tainted Love". I, of course, only like the seven original songs with vocals. And although this version of "Tainted Love" is good, I like Deathline International's version much more. But the seven songs that I do like make this album excellent.