16 Volt - American Porn Songs
Coldwave, Industrial Metal 16volt is a American based industrial rock/metal band which brings my thoughts back to old Zeromancer , but 16volt was actually created before Zeromancer so maybe it's the other way around.

'American Porn Songs' is the tenth album from 16volt (including a best of album). The first track "Alkali" is a very solid track with clean vocals and distorted guitars which is backed up by synthesizers on some parts, it's nothing out of the ordinary but it's a good track. The second track takes a different turn and sounds a bit more like KMFDM with a harsher sound on the vocals and the guitars sound a bit more like aggressive. I find these two tracks the best ones on the entire album because they feel very clean and well produced instead of gritty and raw that most industrial bands in this genre sound. Another track that is nice is "It Turns All Bad" which starts off slow but then takes a turn and becomes a bit heavier.

There are some tracks on this album that vary but most of the tracks follow the same line and it's a pretty straight forward album. You got a good mix or both slow/fast and heavy/soft tracks. And you can hear clear influences from industrial, rock, metal and drum n bass. The first time I listened to 'American Porn Songs' I didn't really like it at all but after listening to it a couple of times I found it more and more interesting when I heard parts that reminded me of other bands I like in the same genre.

I can't really complain on anything other than that this type of music don't change much and a lot of it sound the same and it can tend to get a bit boring after a while , but the music is well made and has great production.
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16 Volt - American Porn Songs

16volt is a American based industrial rock/metal band which brings my thoughts back to old Zeromancer , but 16volt was actually created before Zeromancer so maybe it's the other way around.

'American Porn Songs' is the tenth album from 16volt (including a best of album). The first track "Alkali" is a very solid track with clean vocals and distorted guitars which is backed up by synthesizers on some parts, it's nothing out of the ordinary but it's a good track. The second track takes a different turn and sounds a bit more like KMFDM with a harsher sound on the vocals and the guitars sound a bit more like aggressive. I find these two tracks the best ones on the entire album because they feel very clean and well produced instead of gritty and raw that most industrial bands in this genre sound. Another track that is nice is "It Turns All Bad" which starts off slow but then takes a turn and becomes a bit heavier.

There are some tracks on this album that vary but most of the tracks follow the same line and it's a pretty straight forward album. You got a good mix or both slow/fast and heavy/soft tracks. And you can hear clear influences from industrial, rock, metal and drum n bass. The first time I listened to 'American Porn Songs' I didn't really like it at all but after listening to it a couple of times I found it more and more interesting when I heard parts that reminded me of other bands I like in the same genre.

I can't really complain on anything other than that this type of music don't change much and a lot of it sound the same and it can tend to get a bit boring after a while , but the music is well made and has great production.
Aug 18 2009

Fredrik Croona

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