16 Volt - Beating Dead Horses
Coldwave, Industrial Metal 16 Volt is back again with a new album with the really strange name 'Beating Dead Horses' maybe this is some kind of saying? I am not really sure, but what I do know is that not much has changed musical wise with 16 Volt, but they still deliver some great industrial metal.

The first track starts off with a pretty long movie sample and or some kind of political speech (I am not really sure where it's from). Anyway, the track is pretty nice and mellow and delivers a pretty clean straight forward industrial metal which reminds me a bit of Rob Zombie (feel free to flame me for making that comparison).

The second track has a bit more drive and a very catchy chorus which really sucked me in the first time listening to it. "The Wasteland That Is Me" is the name of this track and it has a more Nine Inch Nails sound that the first one and for an untrained ear maybe you could be fooled into thinking that it is.

This album is very special if compared to other acts in the same genre and this is special good and not special bad, mainly cause they add a lot of variety to the tracks and a few of them sound the same. Sure you can still hear that it's 16 Volt, but the variety makes the album interesting to listen to instead of repeating the same formula over and over and over and over again.

I could probably rant on about a lot of things, but I like to go straight to the point and just deliver enough info to give you a bit of overview about the album. If you like American industrial metal then this is definitely something for you. The production is top notch and the music and vocals are great.
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16 Volt - Beating Dead Horses

16 Volt is back again with a new album with the really strange name 'Beating Dead Horses' maybe this is some kind of saying? I am not really sure, but what I do know is that not much has changed musical wise with 16 Volt, but they still deliver some great industrial metal.

The first track starts off with a pretty long movie sample and or some kind of political speech (I am not really sure where it's from). Anyway, the track is pretty nice and mellow and delivers a pretty clean straight forward industrial metal which reminds me a bit of Rob Zombie (feel free to flame me for making that comparison).

The second track has a bit more drive and a very catchy chorus which really sucked me in the first time listening to it. "The Wasteland That Is Me" is the name of this track and it has a more Nine Inch Nails sound that the first one and for an untrained ear maybe you could be fooled into thinking that it is.

This album is very special if compared to other acts in the same genre and this is special good and not special bad, mainly cause they add a lot of variety to the tracks and a few of them sound the same. Sure you can still hear that it's 16 Volt, but the variety makes the album interesting to listen to instead of repeating the same formula over and over and over and over again.

I could probably rant on about a lot of things, but I like to go straight to the point and just deliver enough info to give you a bit of overview about the album. If you like American industrial metal then this is definitely something for you. The production is top notch and the music and vocals are great.
Jun 21 2011

Fredrik Croona

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