Decoded Feedback - Aftermath
EBM, Electro Decoded Feedback is a band who's been in the dark electro scene for quite a few years now and their style has evolved through out the years, or so I thought. The new album 'Aftermath' is like a schizophrenic mind or like a roller coaster depending on how you see it. I don't really know what the band thought when they made this album or the label when they released it, but it was a long time since I was so disappointed in a release.

Let me explain to you why I'm thinking the way I am. Well first off the vocals are so different in every track, it's like a mix of Goth/Harsh EBM and some kind of Futurepop inspired shouting. Combine this with electric guitar (in some tracks) and a few good melodies and make a real bad mix of it all and you have 'Aftermath'.

The consistency of the tracks doesn't really work for me because the mixing is really different from track to track and the volumes are very different between tracks. One track might be really high and BAM, the next track is a lot lower in volume. Then on some tracks you can't even hear the vocals , it's like they are at the bottom of the ocean trying to scream up so you can hear it on the surface. Well, that works great, doesn't it?

There are some really great melodies thought and a few tracks are actually really nice even thought the bad mixing and volume problems. I still don't know what the band were thinking when they released this album, but I hope they will fix everything until the next release, because this wasn't worth my time.
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Decoded Feedback - Aftermath

4.0
"Bad"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2010 by Dependent Records
Decoded Feedback is a band who's been in the dark electro scene for quite a few years now and their style has evolved through out the years, or so I thought. The new album 'Aftermath' is like a schizophrenic mind or like a roller coaster depending on how you see it. I don't really know what the band thought when they made this album or the label when they released it, but it was a long time since I was so disappointed in a release.

Let me explain to you why I'm thinking the way I am. Well first off the vocals are so different in every track, it's like a mix of Goth/Harsh EBM and some kind of Futurepop inspired shouting. Combine this with electric guitar (in some tracks) and a few good melodies and make a real bad mix of it all and you have 'Aftermath'.

The consistency of the tracks doesn't really work for me because the mixing is really different from track to track and the volumes are very different between tracks. One track might be really high and BAM, the next track is a lot lower in volume. Then on some tracks you can't even hear the vocals , it's like they are at the bottom of the ocean trying to scream up so you can hear it on the surface. Well, that works great, doesn't it?

There are some really great melodies thought and a few tracks are actually really nice even thought the bad mixing and volume problems. I still don't know what the band were thinking when they released this album, but I hope they will fix everything until the next release, because this wasn't worth my time.
Jul 28 2010

Fredrik Croona

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