Guilt Trip - Brap:tism
Electrorock Swedish electrorock project Guilt Trip is back with their latest album braptism. Taking influence from North American industrial, they claim to not care for genre and do whatever they feel is necessary to create the sounds they want. Either way, they have released this twelve track album via EK Product, and now I'm checking them out.

And throughout each track, a collective of different influences can really be heard. For example, the introductory track Biopticon definitely screams industrial rock, having a cinematic intro with quiet guitar lines, repeated samples, and synths leading the way right into the heart of the song. The vocals that come along are pretty standard for the genre; they sound good, but don't expect to be absolutely blown away by them. The second half of the song comes along with an EBM bassline, and gives some good vibes.

And then the next two tracks come in with more emphasis on electronics; a dance groove is created with some rougher tones, but nothing completely too harsh. Wormwood comes back with more of a guitar driven atmosphere, with a common rock tone coming out of the blue.

But, skipping a few songs and focusing on ones that stuck out to me in order to to avoid repeated phrases, Claptrap came off with a sort of funky tune to it, and was different. And, the minimal track filled with samples The Itch was a final song that went well.

But, with the final verdict, I can't say I had any major complaints about this album. But, with that said, I didn't find much to praise about it, either. I mean, yes, there was a certain capturing motion that was set in within the first track, but about half way through the album I kind of got bored listening to it. On my second pass through, I found a majority of the songs not irritating, but not necessarily worth my time, either. For me, there are a few songs on it that I'll stick to, but that's about it.

However, true judgment call comes from yourself. So, go check it out and see what you think.
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Brutal Resonance

Guilt Trip - Brap:tism

6.0
"Alright"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2014 by EK Product
Swedish electrorock project Guilt Trip is back with their latest album braptism. Taking influence from North American industrial, they claim to not care for genre and do whatever they feel is necessary to create the sounds they want. Either way, they have released this twelve track album via EK Product, and now I'm checking them out.

And throughout each track, a collective of different influences can really be heard. For example, the introductory track Biopticon definitely screams industrial rock, having a cinematic intro with quiet guitar lines, repeated samples, and synths leading the way right into the heart of the song. The vocals that come along are pretty standard for the genre; they sound good, but don't expect to be absolutely blown away by them. The second half of the song comes along with an EBM bassline, and gives some good vibes.

And then the next two tracks come in with more emphasis on electronics; a dance groove is created with some rougher tones, but nothing completely too harsh. Wormwood comes back with more of a guitar driven atmosphere, with a common rock tone coming out of the blue.

But, skipping a few songs and focusing on ones that stuck out to me in order to to avoid repeated phrases, Claptrap came off with a sort of funky tune to it, and was different. And, the minimal track filled with samples The Itch was a final song that went well.

But, with the final verdict, I can't say I had any major complaints about this album. But, with that said, I didn't find much to praise about it, either. I mean, yes, there was a certain capturing motion that was set in within the first track, but about half way through the album I kind of got bored listening to it. On my second pass through, I found a majority of the songs not irritating, but not necessarily worth my time, either. For me, there are a few songs on it that I'll stick to, but that's about it.

However, true judgment call comes from yourself. So, go check it out and see what you think. Jan 28 2015

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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