Release DetailsLABEL Sound Pollution
RELEASED ON 2/11/2004
posted on 1/2005 By:
Cyness are a politically-charged grindcore band from the bowels of Germany. The five-piece recently signed to Sound Pollution Records after releasing a split 7" with Italy's Ohuzaru. Loony Planet/Industreality, from my understanding, is a release of both their latest LP with their 2000 demo, Industreality, as an added bonus.
Not nearly as direct, Cyness at times remind me of Napalm Death with ADHD, or older 324 because of their jagged rhythm changes. The gruff barking provides an instantly recognizable sound, while the spiraling and often times dissonant guitarwork and thudding bass round things off. With their abrupt changes and inclusion of uncharacteristic production attributes, like the random clean guitar strumming on "Alltagstrott", Cyness do a fair job of mixing things up. They manage to straddle the fine line of continuity without sounding digressive. Despite it's notable speed, Loony Planet/Industreality isn't exactly a record without relief or variation. At times including even a casual rock influence, "Godkiller" shifts from a thrash/grind into a melodic and almost byzantine solo. Classic punk elements make an appearance from time to time, like with the recurring yells of "hey" on "Mangla Son Agg," moments before a foot-stomping break. There's even a few pauses for the talented and well-produced bass during "Brautschau", which shifts between comparatively slow material and high-intensity thrash with precise drumming.
Twenty two tracks at twenty two minutes. Typically, it's hard to go wrong with a figure like that. Cyness may not be bringing staggering originality to the table, but they do bring a certain energy and a fairly characteristic sound to it. Loony Planet/Industreality is a rewarding listen any way you look at it, but I'd recommend it in particular to fans of the bands of the late 80's and early 90's who made grindcore what it is today.
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