Blood - X-Cultura
Industrial, Metal Blood is a Spanish industrial/metal act (it's also a Japanese gothic metal group but this isn't the same band obviously) and what we are listening to today is their new album called ?X-Cultura?.

They play a mix of industrial and metal and remind me a bit of bands like Rammstein and Ministry and I really like this kind of music, so I was really excited when the album was handed to me by Patrik.

So after a few listens and a bit of skipping and some more listening I can say one thing. The music is really damn good, but the vocals are terrible, I mean really terrible. And this is a big shame because vocals are half of the music.

I think the good part is that the music is very even throughout the album and there are no really amazing tracks, but there are no real bad ones either. The biggest problem is of course the vocals and I think it's mainly because the vocalist is trying to copy a very used and known style of vocals in this type of music (I am talking about dark, clean vocals). Maybe if he would focus a bit on growling or even distorting the vocals a bit it would be better.

At the end of the day the voice brings down the score sadly, otherwise this is pretty decent.
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Brutal Resonance

Blood - X-Cultura

6.0
"Alright"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2011 by Mutant-E Records
Blood is a Spanish industrial/metal act (it's also a Japanese gothic metal group but this isn't the same band obviously) and what we are listening to today is their new album called ?X-Cultura?.

They play a mix of industrial and metal and remind me a bit of bands like Rammstein and Ministry and I really like this kind of music, so I was really excited when the album was handed to me by Patrik.

So after a few listens and a bit of skipping and some more listening I can say one thing. The music is really damn good, but the vocals are terrible, I mean really terrible. And this is a big shame because vocals are half of the music.

I think the good part is that the music is very even throughout the album and there are no really amazing tracks, but there are no real bad ones either. The biggest problem is of course the vocals and I think it's mainly because the vocalist is trying to copy a very used and known style of vocals in this type of music (I am talking about dark, clean vocals). Maybe if he would focus a bit on growling or even distorting the vocals a bit it would be better.

At the end of the day the voice brings down the score sadly, otherwise this is pretty decent.
Feb 21 2011

Fredrik Croona

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