Dark Fusion - Cyber Nation
Industrial Metal "Oh, look, a naked woman with a gas mask on an industrial metal album's cover art! How original," said no one. Ever. At all. It is at these types of sights that I cringe, and today I find my eye twitching as I stare at the cover art to Dark Fusion's Cyber Nation. This industrial metal band hails from Bucharest, Romania, and honestly has a lot of talent that shines in some areas, but their tactics of sticking to what's been done a million other times by countless of other bands is ridiculously weak and needs change. I mean, even the title of the album should be enough to make most people who are either knowledgeable in industrial or metal walk away outright. 

I want to talk about the good before I get into the bad, as this list is a lot shorter than the shitstorm that is about to come. Dark Fusion is able to create - in some songs - really, really catchy and awesome chorus sections. I speak of songs such as 'Dark City' and 'Unseen Cyber War' when I say this. In fact, I will even go onto say that 'Dark City' as a single is very, very well done. It is perhaps the only track on the album that I find passable and one that I would keep on a steady playlist. 

However, now we are going to get onto the bad part of the album...Which is pretty much everything else. If you choose to play this album from track one, what you'll find are guitar riffs and drum work that reminisces an unpolished Rob Zombie. In other words, I'm not sure if this album was brought into a studio and mastered or produced properly, because it surely doesn't sound that way right now. 

This music also sounds like a clone of nearly every other metal band trying to make it big out there. Yes, you sound angry, yes, your screaming is decent, but, no, you do not have a unique sound from every other metal band out there. You sound similar. Your titles are similar. The names you use are similar. Become different. Stand out. I don't know how you're going to do that; I'm not making the music or the style, I merely talk about it. But, seriously, you need to do something different. 

Like so many other bands out there, Dark Fusion has talent. However, it is not being used right at all. It's being used in the exact opposite formula of that. This is not progressing metal or industrial to any new heights, it is keeping it stagnant. Get something new going for yourselves. 

Also, doing a cover of Eiffel 65's 'Blue' was funny and cute, but shouting "WE ARE FUCKING BLUE," in the middle of the song isn't edgy. It's kind of dumb. 
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Brutal Resonance

Dark Fusion - Cyber Nation

3.0
"Terrible"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2016 by Rusidava Music
"Oh, look, a naked woman with a gas mask on an industrial metal album's cover art! How original," said no one. Ever. At all. It is at these types of sights that I cringe, and today I find my eye twitching as I stare at the cover art to Dark Fusion's Cyber Nation. This industrial metal band hails from Bucharest, Romania, and honestly has a lot of talent that shines in some areas, but their tactics of sticking to what's been done a million other times by countless of other bands is ridiculously weak and needs change. I mean, even the title of the album should be enough to make most people who are either knowledgeable in industrial or metal walk away outright. 

I want to talk about the good before I get into the bad, as this list is a lot shorter than the shitstorm that is about to come. Dark Fusion is able to create - in some songs - really, really catchy and awesome chorus sections. I speak of songs such as 'Dark City' and 'Unseen Cyber War' when I say this. In fact, I will even go onto say that 'Dark City' as a single is very, very well done. It is perhaps the only track on the album that I find passable and one that I would keep on a steady playlist. 

However, now we are going to get onto the bad part of the album...Which is pretty much everything else. If you choose to play this album from track one, what you'll find are guitar riffs and drum work that reminisces an unpolished Rob Zombie. In other words, I'm not sure if this album was brought into a studio and mastered or produced properly, because it surely doesn't sound that way right now. 

This music also sounds like a clone of nearly every other metal band trying to make it big out there. Yes, you sound angry, yes, your screaming is decent, but, no, you do not have a unique sound from every other metal band out there. You sound similar. Your titles are similar. The names you use are similar. Become different. Stand out. I don't know how you're going to do that; I'm not making the music or the style, I merely talk about it. But, seriously, you need to do something different. 

Like so many other bands out there, Dark Fusion has talent. However, it is not being used right at all. It's being used in the exact opposite formula of that. This is not progressing metal or industrial to any new heights, it is keeping it stagnant. Get something new going for yourselves. 

Also, doing a cover of Eiffel 65's 'Blue' was funny and cute, but shouting "WE ARE FUCKING BLUE," in the middle of the song isn't edgy. It's kind of dumb. 
Mar 14 2016

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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