Defeat - Seek Help
EBM, Industrial Alright, so, right now I'm tuning into Seek Help by Defeat. And I am pleased with what I'm hearing from this English duo. This is their debut album after their first EP, Outbursts!, which was very well received on the site. So, jumping into this album, I wondered whether or not the consistency would remain with this album as was with the previous.

And, as I said, I am enjoying this. I am not completely falling in love with it by any means, but I am certainly appreciating the flowing hard electronic beats that are pulsing within my headphones and into my ear canal. As I listen to Revenge, I am finding the drum and bass to be quite nice, however, I am finding it hard to really find a song on this album that I can call completely mind blowing or catchy.

And that really is a problem, as I can listen through this, enjoy it, but once I'm done with the album, I really won't be thinking about it any further. Sure, I can get through it no problem, enjoying the songs as they come and go, but, as is such, I find it not quite amazing.

It's not boring by any means, in fact, it's quite fun. I do enjoy the beats, as I said, in fact there are some songs where certain bits stick out more than not. Take, for example, Coffin. I found the synth work in that song to be pretty damned good. But, then again, I really didn't find the vocals all too shocking.

They were, in fact, dull in contrast to the music. I have no problem with the way the man was singing, for it did sound quite good. However, being adjacent to the beats that were played within the songs almost seemed a bit out of place. And I've heard harsh beats with slow vocals before, and they sounded nice, but, in this album, it just doesn't work for me all too well.

Now, as I said, I do enjoy the album, but it could use a lot of improvements. I guess I just don't feel as if I'm being given something fresh; I feel as if this album doesn't really break much ground, and just kind of sticks with what's going on. I enjoyed it, I'll say that again, but there's so much more that can be done with it.
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Defeat - Seek Help

6.5
"Alright"
8.5
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2013 by Static Distortion
Alright, so, right now I'm tuning into Seek Help by Defeat. And I am pleased with what I'm hearing from this English duo. This is their debut album after their first EP, Outbursts!, which was very well received on the site. So, jumping into this album, I wondered whether or not the consistency would remain with this album as was with the previous.

And, as I said, I am enjoying this. I am not completely falling in love with it by any means, but I am certainly appreciating the flowing hard electronic beats that are pulsing within my headphones and into my ear canal. As I listen to Revenge, I am finding the drum and bass to be quite nice, however, I am finding it hard to really find a song on this album that I can call completely mind blowing or catchy.

And that really is a problem, as I can listen through this, enjoy it, but once I'm done with the album, I really won't be thinking about it any further. Sure, I can get through it no problem, enjoying the songs as they come and go, but, as is such, I find it not quite amazing.

It's not boring by any means, in fact, it's quite fun. I do enjoy the beats, as I said, in fact there are some songs where certain bits stick out more than not. Take, for example, Coffin. I found the synth work in that song to be pretty damned good. But, then again, I really didn't find the vocals all too shocking.

They were, in fact, dull in contrast to the music. I have no problem with the way the man was singing, for it did sound quite good. However, being adjacent to the beats that were played within the songs almost seemed a bit out of place. And I've heard harsh beats with slow vocals before, and they sounded nice, but, in this album, it just doesn't work for me all too well.

Now, as I said, I do enjoy the album, but it could use a lot of improvements. I guess I just don't feel as if I'm being given something fresh; I feel as if this album doesn't really break much ground, and just kind of sticks with what's going on. I enjoyed it, I'll say that again, but there's so much more that can be done with it.
Sep 25 2013

Steven Gullotta

info@brutalresonance.com
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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