Cryogenic Echelon - Fall Of The Reptiles
Dark Electro Fall of the Reptiles marks the first release of Cryogenic Echelon of the Crunch Pod Label. With 6 original songs (1 being an intro) and 4 remixes by artists such as Dawn of Ashes, this EP totals an impressive 10 tracks. Taking premise from the mixing of electronic music and philosophical concept, the album comes over on top of other first releases as a strong and pleasing piece of work. Concepts and lyrics focus on humanity, religion, philosophy and ethics but also some science-fiction aspects of life; different from a good range of other album concepts from bands in similar genres and definitely promising.

Vocals cover a solid range of clearly spoken or 'eerily said' words ascending into harsh and anger-fuelled distorted vocals portraying both a message and emotion simultaneously. Music in the tracks on this EP show a broad understanding of catchy synths, movable beats and very atmospheric vocal/sound use, for example the female vocals on the second and title track 'Fall of the Reptiles'.

Lyric wise, there is a strong use of biblical metaphors in forms of serpents, snakes, choirs, and fruit, all of which present a stable concept and easy recognition for theme in that the references could been seen as ironic for their purpose in that the album tries to portray a message of weakness of humanity and 'rebirth' of this post-modern world (in relation to Christianity). I get the sense that the album partly relates to 2012 Doomsday theories in that it refers to the Earth's destruction and a supposed ancient alien sentient race of Reptiles from a distant planet.

Not forgetting to mention the musician's name, Cryogenic Echelon, as it suggests that a superior and greater intelligence is set in a paused or frozen state, again relating back to the Doomsday theories and superior alien races, however it could relate to an individual's intent on forcible regeneration of something, connecting with the violent side of the album.

And whilst this album is strong, there is only one criticism to make and that is: I want more! A full release following this EP would be great, I can sense that the artist is really breaking out and understands what they're doing.
Overall this album is well thought out with nice concept, strong musical skill and structure and variety in tracks which again brings this EP out of the dark and makes Cryogenic Echalon's first release a really promising and sound piece of work. Thoroughly recommended for those who admire concept as well as those who are looking for a new sound amongst Dark Electro artists.
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Cryogenic Echelon - Fall Of The Reptiles

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2011 by Crunch Pod
Fall of the Reptiles marks the first release of Cryogenic Echelon of the Crunch Pod Label. With 6 original songs (1 being an intro) and 4 remixes by artists such as Dawn of Ashes, this EP totals an impressive 10 tracks. Taking premise from the mixing of electronic music and philosophical concept, the album comes over on top of other first releases as a strong and pleasing piece of work. Concepts and lyrics focus on humanity, religion, philosophy and ethics but also some science-fiction aspects of life; different from a good range of other album concepts from bands in similar genres and definitely promising.

Vocals cover a solid range of clearly spoken or 'eerily said' words ascending into harsh and anger-fuelled distorted vocals portraying both a message and emotion simultaneously. Music in the tracks on this EP show a broad understanding of catchy synths, movable beats and very atmospheric vocal/sound use, for example the female vocals on the second and title track 'Fall of the Reptiles'.

Lyric wise, there is a strong use of biblical metaphors in forms of serpents, snakes, choirs, and fruit, all of which present a stable concept and easy recognition for theme in that the references could been seen as ironic for their purpose in that the album tries to portray a message of weakness of humanity and 'rebirth' of this post-modern world (in relation to Christianity). I get the sense that the album partly relates to 2012 Doomsday theories in that it refers to the Earth's destruction and a supposed ancient alien sentient race of Reptiles from a distant planet.

Not forgetting to mention the musician's name, Cryogenic Echelon, as it suggests that a superior and greater intelligence is set in a paused or frozen state, again relating back to the Doomsday theories and superior alien races, however it could relate to an individual's intent on forcible regeneration of something, connecting with the violent side of the album.

And whilst this album is strong, there is only one criticism to make and that is: I want more! A full release following this EP would be great, I can sense that the artist is really breaking out and understands what they're doing.
Overall this album is well thought out with nice concept, strong musical skill and structure and variety in tracks which again brings this EP out of the dark and makes Cryogenic Echalon's first release a really promising and sound piece of work. Thoroughly recommended for those who admire concept as well as those who are looking for a new sound amongst Dark Electro artists.
Feb 19 2012

Liam Richards

info@brutalresonance.com
Writer and contributor on Brutal Resonance

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