Acidrodent - Below Absent Gods
Industrial Metal Acidrodent is one of those few bands that actually deserve to be signed to a record label. I say this after having listened to three of their EPs extensively and never once coming off disappointed. Acidrodent, for those of you who do not know of their existence, consist of two men named Tony Smith and Roland Zwaga (who wanted to mention that Tony is a cunt in this review). While Tony is behind the electronics, Roland is the lead vocalist and together the two make an awesome industrial metal team.


Their latest EP Below Absent Gods came out on February 15, 2016 and features four tracks that last for a good fourteen minutes. Stylistically, the EP sounds like other Acidrodent releases, which are usually a good blend of acidic industrial elements and kicks from metal. From the start with the title track, layers of electronic madness stack on top of one another that create a wall of pounding rhythms. 

It seems as if Acidrodent takes hints from different genres of metal and blends it with their signature sound in each song. The title track sounds as if it were inspired by black metal, 'Kill List' sounds a bit more thrashy, and so on and so forth. This means that while each of the songs on the album may suffer a little identity crisis, Acidrodent still tweaks each and every one of them to have a bit of difference. 

Any negativity that is found in this EP has not stopped me from thoroughly enjoying it. Yes, it can be improved and Acidrodent would do themselves well should they increase their soundbank and possibly move away from their already comfortable niche. But I'm still enjoying them. And I go back to my initial point when I say that Acidrodent should probably get signed sometime soon. Perhaps a record label with new mates to talk to on it would help them grow even more. But, cheers to'em and Below Absent Gods
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Acidrodent - Below Absent Gods

7.5
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Released off label 2016
Acidrodent is one of those few bands that actually deserve to be signed to a record label. I say this after having listened to three of their EPs extensively and never once coming off disappointed. Acidrodent, for those of you who do not know of their existence, consist of two men named Tony Smith and Roland Zwaga (who wanted to mention that Tony is a cunt in this review). While Tony is behind the electronics, Roland is the lead vocalist and together the two make an awesome industrial metal team.


Their latest EP Below Absent Gods came out on February 15, 2016 and features four tracks that last for a good fourteen minutes. Stylistically, the EP sounds like other Acidrodent releases, which are usually a good blend of acidic industrial elements and kicks from metal. From the start with the title track, layers of electronic madness stack on top of one another that create a wall of pounding rhythms. 

It seems as if Acidrodent takes hints from different genres of metal and blends it with their signature sound in each song. The title track sounds as if it were inspired by black metal, 'Kill List' sounds a bit more thrashy, and so on and so forth. This means that while each of the songs on the album may suffer a little identity crisis, Acidrodent still tweaks each and every one of them to have a bit of difference. 

Any negativity that is found in this EP has not stopped me from thoroughly enjoying it. Yes, it can be improved and Acidrodent would do themselves well should they increase their soundbank and possibly move away from their already comfortable niche. But I'm still enjoying them. And I go back to my initial point when I say that Acidrodent should probably get signed sometime soon. Perhaps a record label with new mates to talk to on it would help them grow even more. But, cheers to'em and Below Absent Gods
Apr 10 2016

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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