Igolchatiy Smeh - Burning Sun
Industrial Metal I can honestly say that I don't have much information on this band, as they contacted me through e-mail after I wrote the review for . They asked me to review their latest EP that was released at the end of last year... Also known as just a fee days ago. and well, they're keeping in good hands with me, releasing nothing real solid, but a decent EP that continues their industrial metal stylings.

As far as the music goes, you get exactly what's mentioned: industrial metal. The two original tracks on the EP are Palyaschee Solnce and Zerkalo. Neither song is all too hard, but still manage to keep the spirit of metal on their minds. What I liked about these guys were their vocals, but only when they were calm, almost talking like. They weren't too distorted, but had a bit of a whisper effect to them which were nice. My problem comes when they start getting a bit harsh with the vocals; shit just goes down the toilet, and it sounds awful to me.

Along with the two original tracks come three remixes, two being of Zerkalo, and one of Palyaschee Solnce. I did not like the Palyaschee Solnce remix by Disciplina Medicina. I honestly think the mix just made everything louder, for it was hard for me to play "Spot the difference" with the song. Not much was changed.

The Uchuujin remix of Zerkalo was decent, definitely adding some new things to the fray and wiping out the guitar work for snythetic electronic beats. It came out fairly decent. And I think that this would have served better as an instrumental without any lyrics backing it at all. The second mix of the same song was performed by Failure Horizon, and turned up the synth work a lot more. A lot of the sounds had an echo effect to them, as well, but it was still a wonderful song to listen to.

And, all in all, we have a decent EP. I liked most of the songs on this album, despite one bad remix. The vocals usually sounded decent when they were away from screaming, but as soon as they strayed into a harsher path, not much sounded good. I look forward to what this Russian project can cook up next.
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Brutal Resonance

Igolchatiy Smeh - Burning Sun

6.5
"Alright"
N/A
Electroracle
Released off label 2013
I can honestly say that I don't have much information on this band, as they contacted me through e-mail after I wrote the review for . They asked me to review their latest EP that was released at the end of last year... Also known as just a fee days ago. and well, they're keeping in good hands with me, releasing nothing real solid, but a decent EP that continues their industrial metal stylings.

As far as the music goes, you get exactly what's mentioned: industrial metal. The two original tracks on the EP are Palyaschee Solnce and Zerkalo. Neither song is all too hard, but still manage to keep the spirit of metal on their minds. What I liked about these guys were their vocals, but only when they were calm, almost talking like. They weren't too distorted, but had a bit of a whisper effect to them which were nice. My problem comes when they start getting a bit harsh with the vocals; shit just goes down the toilet, and it sounds awful to me.

Along with the two original tracks come three remixes, two being of Zerkalo, and one of Palyaschee Solnce. I did not like the Palyaschee Solnce remix by Disciplina Medicina. I honestly think the mix just made everything louder, for it was hard for me to play "Spot the difference" with the song. Not much was changed.

The Uchuujin remix of Zerkalo was decent, definitely adding some new things to the fray and wiping out the guitar work for snythetic electronic beats. It came out fairly decent. And I think that this would have served better as an instrumental without any lyrics backing it at all. The second mix of the same song was performed by Failure Horizon, and turned up the synth work a lot more. A lot of the sounds had an echo effect to them, as well, but it was still a wonderful song to listen to.

And, all in all, we have a decent EP. I liked most of the songs on this album, despite one bad remix. The vocals usually sounded decent when they were away from screaming, but as soon as they strayed into a harsher path, not much sounded good. I look forward to what this Russian project can cook up next. Jan 05 2014

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

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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