Antythesys - Over Dose
TBM, Electro-Industrial I'll begin by asking Mrs. Nick to put some Humble Pie on pre-heat. I remember hearing the previous release by Antythesys - 'Point Blank', and thinking very little of it. I can attribute that to having a significantly reduced knowledge and opinion of TBM and similar, harder sounding Industrial at the time.

First things first, look at that cover art - as minimal as it is, there's something sexy about the band logo being embedded inside a Sub Woofer. This coincides with the title of the first track, 'I feel Bass (Over Dose Version)', and the idea behind the release is immediate. BASS. I've never, ever been one to complain about Bass, and this track indeed is laden with it, to the point where when the track reaches it's progression near the end, it's like an Explosion. Very Trancey, very climactic.

The exective decision made by Nemesis and B.R.K to overlay the track with some female sampling also reminds me of Benny Benassi's 'Satisfaction', except Antythesys does not want me to get my satisfaction by destroying my Speakers.

This album is dirty, sweaty, drug laden and pounded with energy. I can honestly imagine Alien Vampires merging with S.A.M to create this orgy of Bass, Speed, and seriously heavy Industrial.

The inlay carries a limited selection of lyrics, simplistic yet highly effective. Take 'Motherfucker' for example; the annotation underneath it consists of simply "This is what you are, the only thing you are".

Antythesys, importantly has done Three important things on this CD.
- Firstly, they've put out something with some of the best Production I've ever heard.
-Secondly, They've re-opened the old debate of whether intense and detailed lyrics are necessary in Hard Industrial. Some bands (Surgyn) can pull it off, but most cannot, and in this case, the work is mostly Instrumental, and needs no additional weight.
-Finally, They have turned me from hater to admirer, and if you haven't yet been able to ascertain why, listen to the masterclass in Dance that is 'Inferno'.

I have to say that my experience of taking Drugs is both in the past, and limited, but I just know that this album under the influence will kick your ass like you've never experienced.

Heavy, Dirty, Fun. I'll be needing that Pie now, honey.
4
Brutal Resonance

Antythesys - Over Dose

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2011 by Advoxya Records
I'll begin by asking Mrs. Nick to put some Humble Pie on pre-heat. I remember hearing the previous release by Antythesys - 'Point Blank', and thinking very little of it. I can attribute that to having a significantly reduced knowledge and opinion of TBM and similar, harder sounding Industrial at the time.

First things first, look at that cover art - as minimal as it is, there's something sexy about the band logo being embedded inside a Sub Woofer. This coincides with the title of the first track, 'I feel Bass (Over Dose Version)', and the idea behind the release is immediate. BASS. I've never, ever been one to complain about Bass, and this track indeed is laden with it, to the point where when the track reaches it's progression near the end, it's like an Explosion. Very Trancey, very climactic.

The exective decision made by Nemesis and B.R.K to overlay the track with some female sampling also reminds me of Benny Benassi's 'Satisfaction', except Antythesys does not want me to get my satisfaction by destroying my Speakers.

This album is dirty, sweaty, drug laden and pounded with energy. I can honestly imagine Alien Vampires merging with S.A.M to create this orgy of Bass, Speed, and seriously heavy Industrial.

The inlay carries a limited selection of lyrics, simplistic yet highly effective. Take 'Motherfucker' for example; the annotation underneath it consists of simply "This is what you are, the only thing you are".

Antythesys, importantly has done Three important things on this CD.
- Firstly, they've put out something with some of the best Production I've ever heard.
-Secondly, They've re-opened the old debate of whether intense and detailed lyrics are necessary in Hard Industrial. Some bands (Surgyn) can pull it off, but most cannot, and in this case, the work is mostly Instrumental, and needs no additional weight.
-Finally, They have turned me from hater to admirer, and if you haven't yet been able to ascertain why, listen to the masterclass in Dance that is 'Inferno'.

I have to say that my experience of taking Drugs is both in the past, and limited, but I just know that this album under the influence will kick your ass like you've never experienced.

Heavy, Dirty, Fun. I'll be needing that Pie now, honey.
Sep 07 2011

Nick Quarm

info@brutalresonance.com
Writer and contributor on Brutal Resonance

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