Album: "Bread And Wine For The Dirt" (1997)
Label: Metropolis Records
Style: Electro industrial
Songs: 12


Reviewed by: Darklight

I love Terminal Sect's previous album, and this is a great follow up. The band seems more heavy and aggressive now. They use thrashy guitars much greater here. Most of the songs are fast paced created with energetic electronic rhythms and beats and melodic keyboard harmonies in the background. The vocals are extremely distorted and scream, shout, and growl. But I feel that they are too distorted. They are scratchy and muffled and make it hard to recognize the lyrics. The music itself has a very clean and polished sound to it. But the overly distorted vocals kind of take away from it a bit. Some songs feature vocals with a little less distortion, and they tend to stand out because of it. The band has matured with their sound. The songs are more structured, and basically just rock more. Each song does sound unique, and is very catchy. Songs such as "Skin Frost" are radio friendly and would probably hit it big if they were given the chance to do so. There are a couple of slow songs here that are a bit boring and take away from the dark, angry, and aggressive mood of the album a bit. But I guess that they do add some variety to an album full of rage. Terminal Sect has once again delivered an excellent album.


Album: "Thehumansconditioned" (1995)
Label: None Of The Above Music
Style: Electro industrial
Songs: 11


Reviewed by: Darklight

This is an outstanding album. The blend of electronics, synths, distorted vocals, and samples is done extremely well. Everything coincides together excellently. Every song on this album has a lot of variety. They definitely don't sound exactly the same from start to finish. There are changes galore. A scream might burst out in the middle of the singing, samples will come and go, electronic beats will slither like a snake, and guitars will make an appearance now and again. All of these elements go together. Nothing seems out of place here. This album is very well constructed. This band proves that they have a love for what they're doing. Their music isn't generic by a long shot. This album shows that they took their time to experiment with what works and what doesn't. None of the songs found here are rushed. These songs are very experimental through and through.