Biocarbon13 - Dreadnought
EBM, Electro-Industrial With an extensive back catalogue, one could almost be forgiven for feeling slightly nervous about discovering Chicago's Biocarbon13 this late. I personally only have 2007's "U.V.N." and 2009's "Sparta".

Featuring Igor and Xero from Critical System Error, another upcoming project, Biocarbon13 offers the finest hybrid of Harsh Ebm, Electro-Industrial, Techno, Punk, and anything else you want to put into the mix. It's like being offered Caviar while on LSD.

"Dreadnought" is a very fitting album title. Opener "Engage" is like a ten ton truck hitting you, with a subwoofer blaring out Aggrotech.

"Hot Shit" is blisteringly fast, with some cool computerised vocal work, and a background synth that just shits all over some of the opposition.

An alternative suggestion for the title of this album should perhaps be "The Great Divide". There's a huge rift that has sundering the Industrial scene. On one side of it, there's bands that are arguably shit, that are filling out clubs and gigs all over the world, with legions of neon-hair wearing luddites (complaints to info@brutalresonance.com) jumping around, claiming they're "cybergoths", while often wearing a "Bullet For my Valentine" shirt.

Cunts. (Complaints address is above).

On the other side of the rift, there's bands like Biocarbon 13 - bands that work hard, play hard, give their sweat and tears to labour hard. The result of their toil is a myriad of excellent CDs that are often overlooked, because people only need to hear about "Gothic Sluts", "00ntz", and bands from Germany. (I can name around 700, but I won't.)

Let this be a platform for change - have a listen to "Million", take in the lyrics, which are actually profound and of substance, and realise you can dance to this. Now, why are you still listening to TBM with Full Metal Jacket samples?

In addition to the above character, "Dreadnought" comes with an overwhelming 19 tracks. 10 Original tracks, and 9 instrumental versions of the tracks for DJ's to equip and wield like a crazed Warrior.

"Chasing Ghosts" is a firm favourite of mine, despite the title just reminding me of Pacman.

Admittedly, I can't see Biocarbon13 ever appealing to the mass market, purely because what it has isn't as simple to get, and isn't laden with arpeggiators and generic lyrics about Bass. Sadly, unless this band retards themselves, they won't reach the dizzying heights that they are capable of.

Readers of this site that often search for something new, talented, and evolved will no doubt be looking into this as they read it. Good choice.
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Biocarbon13 - Dreadnought

With an extensive back catalogue, one could almost be forgiven for feeling slightly nervous about discovering Chicago's Biocarbon13 this late. I personally only have 2007's "U.V.N." and 2009's "Sparta".

Featuring Igor and Xero from Critical System Error, another upcoming project, Biocarbon13 offers the finest hybrid of Harsh Ebm, Electro-Industrial, Techno, Punk, and anything else you want to put into the mix. It's like being offered Caviar while on LSD.

"Dreadnought" is a very fitting album title. Opener "Engage" is like a ten ton truck hitting you, with a subwoofer blaring out Aggrotech.

"Hot Shit" is blisteringly fast, with some cool computerised vocal work, and a background synth that just shits all over some of the opposition.

An alternative suggestion for the title of this album should perhaps be "The Great Divide". There's a huge rift that has sundering the Industrial scene. On one side of it, there's bands that are arguably shit, that are filling out clubs and gigs all over the world, with legions of neon-hair wearing luddites (complaints to info@brutalresonance.com) jumping around, claiming they're "cybergoths", while often wearing a "Bullet For my Valentine" shirt.

Cunts. (Complaints address is above).

On the other side of the rift, there's bands like Biocarbon 13 - bands that work hard, play hard, give their sweat and tears to labour hard. The result of their toil is a myriad of excellent CDs that are often overlooked, because people only need to hear about "Gothic Sluts", "00ntz", and bands from Germany. (I can name around 700, but I won't.)

Let this be a platform for change - have a listen to "Million", take in the lyrics, which are actually profound and of substance, and realise you can dance to this. Now, why are you still listening to TBM with Full Metal Jacket samples?

In addition to the above character, "Dreadnought" comes with an overwhelming 19 tracks. 10 Original tracks, and 9 instrumental versions of the tracks for DJ's to equip and wield like a crazed Warrior.

"Chasing Ghosts" is a firm favourite of mine, despite the title just reminding me of Pacman.

Admittedly, I can't see Biocarbon13 ever appealing to the mass market, purely because what it has isn't as simple to get, and isn't laden with arpeggiators and generic lyrics about Bass. Sadly, unless this band retards themselves, they won't reach the dizzying heights that they are capable of.

Readers of this site that often search for something new, talented, and evolved will no doubt be looking into this as they read it. Good choice.
Jun 13 2011

Nick Quarm

info@brutalresonance.com
Writer and contributor on Brutal Resonance

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