Distorted Memory - Swallowing The Sun
Dark Electro, Witch House This is my first time checking out the band Distorted Memory and I wasn't really impressed when I first started listening to their album 'Swallowing The Sun'. However, after jumping a bit back and forth between tracks and listening through it a couple of times, I was really happy with it.

From the first listen you might think that this is your typical harsh EBM band, but there are a few things that make this band different from others. The implement a bit of tribal and ethnic sounds into the music which makes it a bit more mystical (if you can use that word).

Another thing that stands our quite a bit here are the vocals, it's not your typical whispering and using too much damn distortion and chorus and it's not shouting like other bands starting on C and ending with a T. It reminds me a bit of the vocalist of Norwegian black metal act Dimmu Borgir and it works really damn well with the music. Too bad that the vocals fall behind the music quite a bit and raising the volume would probably help a bit.

If you want something new and fairly interesting and you are a big fan of harsh EBM then you should most definitely go out and get this release by Distorted Memory. 'Swallowing The Sun' is a good album worth the attention with some interesting twists and melodies. There is only one thing that bugs me like hell and it's a very crappy arpeggio that is in the track "Prey" it stands out a lot but not in a good way, mainly cause it's a pain to get something like it to sound good, it's probably silly to comment about it but I can't help it because its there and its annoying.
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Distorted Memory - Swallowing The Sun

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Released 2011 by NoiTekk
This is my first time checking out the band Distorted Memory and I wasn't really impressed when I first started listening to their album 'Swallowing The Sun'. However, after jumping a bit back and forth between tracks and listening through it a couple of times, I was really happy with it.

From the first listen you might think that this is your typical harsh EBM band, but there are a few things that make this band different from others. The implement a bit of tribal and ethnic sounds into the music which makes it a bit more mystical (if you can use that word).

Another thing that stands our quite a bit here are the vocals, it's not your typical whispering and using too much damn distortion and chorus and it's not shouting like other bands starting on C and ending with a T. It reminds me a bit of the vocalist of Norwegian black metal act Dimmu Borgir and it works really damn well with the music. Too bad that the vocals fall behind the music quite a bit and raising the volume would probably help a bit.

If you want something new and fairly interesting and you are a big fan of harsh EBM then you should most definitely go out and get this release by Distorted Memory. 'Swallowing The Sun' is a good album worth the attention with some interesting twists and melodies. There is only one thing that bugs me like hell and it's a very crappy arpeggio that is in the track "Prey" it stands out a lot but not in a good way, mainly cause it's a pain to get something like it to sound good, it's probably silly to comment about it but I can't help it because its there and its annoying.
Apr 04 2011

Fredrik Croona

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