Icon of Coil - The Soul Is In The Software
EBM, Futurepop After an opening intro I'm thrown straight into a dancing storm of electric tones with a slight inspiration to techno. The album's first real track is "Thrill Capsule" and it would work fine in the clubs. A good flow, a strong chorus and everything that you need to make both boys and girls sweat among spotlights and smoke machines.

The power disappears a little bit on the sixth track "Everything is Real" and even in the second track "Violations". The last mentioned is totally without synth loops and with only a drum machine and a voice it feels like something is missing. The chorus is so powerful that it almost makes you blow away. Powerful, but still with something missing.

The rest of the album continues with the same style, heavy beats in a high tempo and your foot beats to the rhythm even if you were stuck in the ground with concrete.

The strongest track on the album is the fifth track "Access and Amplify" which definitely is a favourite on the dance floor. This has a loop worth a million and a tempo worth gold.

This is good. This is really good. This is a favourite in my collection. I can't do anything else than to recommend you to go out and buy this.

This review was written 2002 and initially published on Neurozine.com
5
Brutal Resonance

Icon of Coil - The Soul Is In The Software

9.0
"Amazing"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2002 by Metropolis Records
After an opening intro I'm thrown straight into a dancing storm of electric tones with a slight inspiration to techno. The album's first real track is "Thrill Capsule" and it would work fine in the clubs. A good flow, a strong chorus and everything that you need to make both boys and girls sweat among spotlights and smoke machines.

The power disappears a little bit on the sixth track "Everything is Real" and even in the second track "Violations". The last mentioned is totally without synth loops and with only a drum machine and a voice it feels like something is missing. The chorus is so powerful that it almost makes you blow away. Powerful, but still with something missing.

The rest of the album continues with the same style, heavy beats in a high tempo and your foot beats to the rhythm even if you were stuck in the ground with concrete.

The strongest track on the album is the fifth track "Access and Amplify" which definitely is a favourite on the dance floor. This has a loop worth a million and a tempo worth gold.

This is good. This is really good. This is a favourite in my collection. I can't do anything else than to recommend you to go out and buy this.

This review was written 2002 and initially published on Neurozine.com Jan 01 2003

Patrik Lindström

info@brutalresonance.com
Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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