Bog-Morok - Inevitability
Industrial Metal Again, rising from the darker pits of the world comes Bog-Morok, a Russian industrial metal band. And that term really does make a lot of people cringe anymore. It's easy to understand why when album after album of industrial metal is released only to disappoint almost all the time. And, well, I could possibly say that this genre is the black sheep of the family. Not to say that there aren't any good albums out there, because there are, but some are just weaker than others. And, well, to be blunt, 'Inevitability' is a disappointment.

I wasn't a huge fan of the vocal effects in the title song. They were alright, but, most of the time, I found them ineffective amongst the rest of the screaming. The guitar work was alright, but it really was nothing I haven't heard before, and really did nothing to get me going.

I'm not a huge fan of Michael Jackson at all, in fact, I'd say that I hate his music. And, I saw the cover for "Scream" on the album; I listened to the original song, and then listened to the cover, and there really is no connection whatsoever between the two songs. Everything's been modified a lot to the point I wouldn't even be able to tell it was a cover of a Michael Jackson song.

And, I suppose another thing that bothered me about this album was the fact that it was a remix album. Rather than serving up a lot of fresh material, there was a shit ton of already made tracks mixed and mashed. I always enjoy hearing new material over remixes; it shows me that the artist tried more than not.

Even when talented musicians are thrown into the fray, such as in "L.I.V.E." which features Olga Lestova as an extra singer, they brutalize the vocals with more unnecessary digital effects to the vocals at parts where all I really wanted was to enjoy the natural voice. It became quite annoying, and, again, the instrumental part of the song was nothing special, either.

I never proudly write bad about artists; in fact, I've come to hate doing so because I feel as if I'm destroying art. And, while some are more deserving of others, I really just cannot say that I approve of this album. It's not great, there's not enough fresh material, and this serves just to further drown industrial metal in an already acidic pool of water.
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Bog-Morok - Inevitability

4.5
"Bad"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2012 by Artificial Sun
Again, rising from the darker pits of the world comes Bog-Morok, a Russian industrial metal band. And that term really does make a lot of people cringe anymore. It's easy to understand why when album after album of industrial metal is released only to disappoint almost all the time. And, well, I could possibly say that this genre is the black sheep of the family. Not to say that there aren't any good albums out there, because there are, but some are just weaker than others. And, well, to be blunt, 'Inevitability' is a disappointment.

I wasn't a huge fan of the vocal effects in the title song. They were alright, but, most of the time, I found them ineffective amongst the rest of the screaming. The guitar work was alright, but it really was nothing I haven't heard before, and really did nothing to get me going.

I'm not a huge fan of Michael Jackson at all, in fact, I'd say that I hate his music. And, I saw the cover for "Scream" on the album; I listened to the original song, and then listened to the cover, and there really is no connection whatsoever between the two songs. Everything's been modified a lot to the point I wouldn't even be able to tell it was a cover of a Michael Jackson song.

And, I suppose another thing that bothered me about this album was the fact that it was a remix album. Rather than serving up a lot of fresh material, there was a shit ton of already made tracks mixed and mashed. I always enjoy hearing new material over remixes; it shows me that the artist tried more than not.

Even when talented musicians are thrown into the fray, such as in "L.I.V.E." which features Olga Lestova as an extra singer, they brutalize the vocals with more unnecessary digital effects to the vocals at parts where all I really wanted was to enjoy the natural voice. It became quite annoying, and, again, the instrumental part of the song was nothing special, either.

I never proudly write bad about artists; in fact, I've come to hate doing so because I feel as if I'm destroying art. And, while some are more deserving of others, I really just cannot say that I approve of this album. It's not great, there's not enough fresh material, and this serves just to further drown industrial metal in an already acidic pool of water. Jun 26 2013

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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