Cesium_137 - Advanced/Decay
Futurepop Metropolis Records have lately re-released Cesium_137's two first releases, the single 'The Fall' and now also 'Advanced/Decay', both released in 2001, and for me that first heard this band with their 2004 release 'Elemental', it's a huge disappointment.

What I liked so much with the 'Elemental' album was the nice and clean melodies, the references to techno and trance as well as the good vocals, this album was and still is a favourite album in my collection. 'Advanced/Decay' is the complete opposite. The musical part is dirty and messy and the vocals have that radio-transmission-through-a-can effect that often was used (and used better) by many EBM-acts from the end of the 90's. Even though some tracks give you a hint of what was about to come (like the instrumental track "Darkest Dream" and "Effigy"), it's nothing more than a snack of the real meal.

There's sure a nostalgic part of these releases to the hardcore fans, but to my opinion you should check out the releases from 2004 and after.
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Brutal Resonance

Cesium_137 - Advanced/Decay

3.0
"Terrible"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2009 by Metropolis Records
Metropolis Records have lately re-released Cesium_137's two first releases, the single 'The Fall' and now also 'Advanced/Decay', both released in 2001, and for me that first heard this band with their 2004 release 'Elemental', it's a huge disappointment.

What I liked so much with the 'Elemental' album was the nice and clean melodies, the references to techno and trance as well as the good vocals, this album was and still is a favourite album in my collection. 'Advanced/Decay' is the complete opposite. The musical part is dirty and messy and the vocals have that radio-transmission-through-a-can effect that often was used (and used better) by many EBM-acts from the end of the 90's. Even though some tracks give you a hint of what was about to come (like the instrumental track "Darkest Dream" and "Effigy"), it's nothing more than a snack of the real meal.

There's sure a nostalgic part of these releases to the hardcore fans, but to my opinion you should check out the releases from 2004 and after.
Apr 07 2009

Patrik Lindström

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Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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