Release DetailsLABEL Nocturnal Art Productions
RELEASED ON 5/5/2003
posted on 4/2003 By:
Metal and electronica are often two things that don’t go well together. Some bands are talented enough to pull it off; others simply fall flat. Void is a two-man project, by those under the names of CSN and ION. Posthuman is filled with samples and electronic beats, with slight hints of black metal. Now I’m going to just come out and say this, the album is very, very electronica based; there is very little metal influence. So much at times I almost wonder if the guitar sound was simply created with machines along with everything else, excluding the vokills, which still manage to find their way into different effects. The guitar sound is heavily distorted and holds a very fuzzy sound to it. The riffs are rather basic and mid-paced, yet on occasion they remind me of something I’d hear on Mayhem’s Grand Declaration of War, although I still can’t pinpoint why. They just seem to have that vibe to them. The beats and rhythms have an overall darkwave feeling to them, like something you’d hear at a gothic nightclub maybe. The music can be heavy at times, and at others a tad upbeat despite its dark nature. The vokills consist of the vokillist using a pretty straight-up screaming/shouting tactic with a very raspy meets rough sound to them. Often times they almost feel distant from the music, like they are being sung in a hallway. I’m going to be honest, this type of music isn’t usually my cup of tea. I can listen to some techno, industrial, etc. on occasion, but ultimately it doesn’t do much for me. Not even the hints of black metal can really give it much salvation in my eyes. If you’re like me and you can only enjoy electronic music on occasion, you’d do best to listen before you buy with this release. If you enjoy electronic music, especially darkwave, then this should be right up your alley and worth checking out.
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