Album: "The Soul Den" (1999)
Label: Meatbelt Media
Style: Electro industrial
Songs: 13


Reviewed by: Darklight

Triple Point is a two man band that create harsh distorted industrial music that blends elements of Leaether strip, Razed in Black, Velvet Acid Christ and :wumpscut:. They do mix it up a lot in their music, and that's what helps it sound rather interesting. But there's no denying the fact that they do indeed make traditional dark electro-industrial music with standard distorted growling vocals. So while what is delivered here is pretty good, it just doesn't sound that new. Dan Hinds does a good job of layering a lot of different electronic sounds and samples together with dark ambient melodies. Vico distorts his vocals a little too much, and basically yells, shouts and growls the lyrics over the music. The vocals do blend with the music rather well, but would benefit from sounding cleaner. Most of the songs here are fast paced and aggressive with relentless beats and a lot of noise. One of the better tracks here is "First & Last". It includes the beatiful singing of Karen Kardell. She's from the electro goth band The Razor Skyline. It's too bad that her singing isn't used in more of the songs here as it really helps to add variety. One of the most surprising songs here is the cover of "Holding Out For A Hero". While it's done pretty well, I still feel that it could have been slightly better. The main problem with this entire CD is the recording quality. The overall sound is a bit muffled preventing the music from sounding as good as it could. The distorted vocals make everything sound a little less quality as well. The band does prove on this CD that they have the ability to make some quality electro-industrial music. With a little more polishing and fine tuning I feel that they will have what it takes to go up against the big names in industrial music.