Ghost In The Static - Fallout
Electro-Industrial, Metal 'Fallout' is the follow-up release to "Open Eyed Dreamer Part I : Revelation". This five-piece received great acclaim with said release, and as head of Static Distortion Records, you'd expect main man Steve Fearon to know his stuff - he most definitely does.

This album opens with an intro track called "Armageddon". It's a beautiful number with tolling bells, mournful strings and disciplined Drums. It builds up towards the end to remind me a little of 'Requiem for a Dream' - it's a gorgeous, gorgeous introduction.

The track kicks straight into the title track which is all out Industrial Metal. It has elements of hardcore - brilliant production causes the vocal track to weave in and out, the lyrics are brilliant, and vocally this is much improved - I liked the first release but there's a notable difference. The Guitar lead on here is great, but it's rare I listen to Rock or Metal these days - this album is making me rethink that.
"Fallout" also has a clean, acoustic section halfway through which reminds me of AFI's best work. Great opener.

"Another Day" is heavier. The vocals are much higher in the mix, and just like the first album, remind me ever so slightly of Staind. This is a good thing - it gives a great atmosphere to the album.

"Lost" features Michael Evans from MiXE1 - Due to conflict of interest I can't comment too much on his performance, but fans of MiXE1 won't be disappointed. It's another up-tempo track reminding me of circa-2000 Fear Factory.

The album as a whole has 10 great moments to every bad moment. I'm waiting for one kick ass, Hammett-esque Guitar solo, but it doesn't need it. The track featuring Cease2xist (Everyone) is brilliant, and the CD version comes with two extra tracks, making it 13. Thirteen tracks, and no weak ones.

Would I buy this had I not gotten a promo copy? Yes.
Should you? See Above.
5
Brutal Resonance

Ghost In The Static - Fallout

9.0
"Amazing"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2012 by Static Distortion
'Fallout' is the follow-up release to "Open Eyed Dreamer Part I : Revelation". This five-piece received great acclaim with said release, and as head of Static Distortion Records, you'd expect main man Steve Fearon to know his stuff - he most definitely does.

This album opens with an intro track called "Armageddon". It's a beautiful number with tolling bells, mournful strings and disciplined Drums. It builds up towards the end to remind me a little of 'Requiem for a Dream' - it's a gorgeous, gorgeous introduction.

The track kicks straight into the title track which is all out Industrial Metal. It has elements of hardcore - brilliant production causes the vocal track to weave in and out, the lyrics are brilliant, and vocally this is much improved - I liked the first release but there's a notable difference. The Guitar lead on here is great, but it's rare I listen to Rock or Metal these days - this album is making me rethink that.
"Fallout" also has a clean, acoustic section halfway through which reminds me of AFI's best work. Great opener.

"Another Day" is heavier. The vocals are much higher in the mix, and just like the first album, remind me ever so slightly of Staind. This is a good thing - it gives a great atmosphere to the album.

"Lost" features Michael Evans from MiXE1 - Due to conflict of interest I can't comment too much on his performance, but fans of MiXE1 won't be disappointed. It's another up-tempo track reminding me of circa-2000 Fear Factory.

The album as a whole has 10 great moments to every bad moment. I'm waiting for one kick ass, Hammett-esque Guitar solo, but it doesn't need it. The track featuring Cease2xist (Everyone) is brilliant, and the CD version comes with two extra tracks, making it 13. Thirteen tracks, and no weak ones.

Would I buy this had I not gotten a promo copy? Yes.
Should you? See Above. Oct 12 2012

Nick Quarm

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