Release DetailsLABEL CD-Maximum
RELEASED ON 1/1/2005
Extreme Mental Piercing
posted on 6/2005 By:
Why on earth would the talented Mme of Cadaveria (from Cadaveria and ex-Opera XI) and Killer Bob from Necrodeath try their hand at this turgid form of cyber Goth rock is beyond me. The resultant Nightwish meets Rammstein collision is a veritable chugfest littered with beeps, whirrs and chirps, programmed drums and futuristic keyboards.
Granted, when Cadaveria adopts a more gruff tone, it’s mildly acceptable but as with her full time project, her (often robotically distorted) clean vocals are pretty flat. Musically, the sample laden Goth Rock is a pretty lifeless attempt at glossing up a sort of Fear Factory machination with a cybernetic female presence.
The normal stalwart of cyber metal - the production, is lackluster here. Programmed drums normally pulse and heave with robotic menace, but here they simply plod along with no energy or backbone at all. The song writing isn’t any more convincing, as it just beats with a lifeless gait from mid paced, mildly menacing flurries (“I’ll Rise”, “I’m My Enemy”, “I Stand Still”) to more expansive ambient semi evocative plodding (“Face the Storm”, “My Brain”, “Dynabyte”) with the inclusion of possibly the worst cover choice ever (a cyber upped Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song”). Only the sub two minute instrumental “178” cranks things up to a more urgent Fear Factory-esque gait and a more forceful level of chaotic programming and fervor.
Considering the band members' experience and the relative ease with which most cyber metal seems to flourish, DyNAbyte are a surprising failure and show that not all of the genre experimentation succeeds.
Stick to "horror metal" Cadaveria, please.
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