Kirche Gothika - Chaos Dimension
Harsh EBM, Industrial Metal If God's wrath were to ever be personified in a single album, his powerful word and law would be presented to the industrial metal project Kirche Gothika. As odd as a sight it may be to see, this is a very dark project with Christian influences. Almost all of their ideas come from the darkest and most despairing section of the worldwide religion, drawing from scriptures based on the end of times, as well as the rise of the prophesised Antichrist.

Beginning off as a simple techno-industrial act in '06, a simple four tracks were released online to not much fanfare. One of those songs was released in a fan-compilation to a graphic novel of a sort, but since has disappeared from the internet. At the end of 2007, really harsh vocals were added to what was currently going on, as well as EBM elements. And, even later in 2008, finally becoming with what I've been presented today; an industrial metal project.

And, their latest release is titled Chaos Dimension, which was brought out to the world last year in December. Packing fifty-five minutes of hard music, this album sounds like nothing you'd get from the stereotypical religious man. This is a man who loves his music as much as he loves his faith, and isn't afraid to scream about it like other bands well within the genre.

The album starts off with the eight minute track, My Home. Setting up a perfect intro with some creepy, devilish samples that say things such as, "For every step that you take, your soul moves closer to me." We are brought into the song which lays out some pretty good and nifty beats. The vocals definitely belong to the industrial metal category; they are distorted, and sound more than pissed off.

War takes the stage next, with the guitar work making fair work on this song. The vocals sounded a bit odd, however. Like if someone were drowning and they tried to shout for help. This turned out to be one of my least favorite songs on the album, and it's probably one I would avoid.

However, thankfully, the album came back around once more with Fallen to Sickness. Taking up a more electronic take on their song, the synth work dominates the guitar aspects. And, the vocals shifts between a robotic voice to a growling voice, which keeps the song moving.

Dying world is perhaps one of the more quiet songs on the album. The music sounds like a prelude to the end of the world in this song, and was wicked. State of Mind does a fair job at taking on a very electronic song, almost completely annihilating all sorts of industrial metal aspects from the song's duration.

And then taking the project back to its roots, we're hit with Technolution. Mainly serving as an instrumental with spare lyrics, the song plays out pretty much as an electronic song should play out. Not the best song on the album, but it still managed to pump me up.

After that little break, we're hit straight back into the realm of harsh electronics. Slower than some of the other songs, but still packing heat, Distorted Contortion managed to give out a fair sound. But, that didn't last too long, as Abomination came straight back into our faces with a guitar melody ready to slam us in our face. The chorus was an absolute blast to fly through.

And then, right before the last song on the album, we're given Allehlula. It's pretty much a really creepy lead into the final song, which is Judgement. It's the grand finale of the album, and does such a swell job. I do believe that everything that's been presented on the album prior to this song was just culminated into a final jamboree. And, it worked extremely well.

As far as industrial metal goes, this guy has it down pretty well. I like this release a lot. I have it on my laptop, on my MP3 player, and would have it on CD if a CD version ever existed. For now, however, I guess I'll just have to settle for burning it onto a CD that way I can drive around with this album keeping me company as I make my way from point A to point B. It's completely free to download, so go get some music for yourself and see if you experience the same euphoria I have.
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Kirche Gothika - Chaos Dimension

8.5
"Great"
Released off label 2013
If God's wrath were to ever be personified in a single album, his powerful word and law would be presented to the industrial metal project Kirche Gothika. As odd as a sight it may be to see, this is a very dark project with Christian influences. Almost all of their ideas come from the darkest and most despairing section of the worldwide religion, drawing from scriptures based on the end of times, as well as the rise of the prophesised Antichrist.

Beginning off as a simple techno-industrial act in '06, a simple four tracks were released online to not much fanfare. One of those songs was released in a fan-compilation to a graphic novel of a sort, but since has disappeared from the internet. At the end of 2007, really harsh vocals were added to what was currently going on, as well as EBM elements. And, even later in 2008, finally becoming with what I've been presented today; an industrial metal project.

And, their latest release is titled Chaos Dimension, which was brought out to the world last year in December. Packing fifty-five minutes of hard music, this album sounds like nothing you'd get from the stereotypical religious man. This is a man who loves his music as much as he loves his faith, and isn't afraid to scream about it like other bands well within the genre.

The album starts off with the eight minute track, My Home. Setting up a perfect intro with some creepy, devilish samples that say things such as, "For every step that you take, your soul moves closer to me." We are brought into the song which lays out some pretty good and nifty beats. The vocals definitely belong to the industrial metal category; they are distorted, and sound more than pissed off.

War takes the stage next, with the guitar work making fair work on this song. The vocals sounded a bit odd, however. Like if someone were drowning and they tried to shout for help. This turned out to be one of my least favorite songs on the album, and it's probably one I would avoid.

However, thankfully, the album came back around once more with Fallen to Sickness. Taking up a more electronic take on their song, the synth work dominates the guitar aspects. And, the vocals shifts between a robotic voice to a growling voice, which keeps the song moving.

Dying world is perhaps one of the more quiet songs on the album. The music sounds like a prelude to the end of the world in this song, and was wicked. State of Mind does a fair job at taking on a very electronic song, almost completely annihilating all sorts of industrial metal aspects from the song's duration.

And then taking the project back to its roots, we're hit with Technolution. Mainly serving as an instrumental with spare lyrics, the song plays out pretty much as an electronic song should play out. Not the best song on the album, but it still managed to pump me up.

After that little break, we're hit straight back into the realm of harsh electronics. Slower than some of the other songs, but still packing heat, Distorted Contortion managed to give out a fair sound. But, that didn't last too long, as Abomination came straight back into our faces with a guitar melody ready to slam us in our face. The chorus was an absolute blast to fly through.

And then, right before the last song on the album, we're given Allehlula. It's pretty much a really creepy lead into the final song, which is Judgement. It's the grand finale of the album, and does such a swell job. I do believe that everything that's been presented on the album prior to this song was just culminated into a final jamboree. And, it worked extremely well.

As far as industrial metal goes, this guy has it down pretty well. I like this release a lot. I have it on my laptop, on my MP3 player, and would have it on CD if a CD version ever existed. For now, however, I guess I'll just have to settle for burning it onto a CD that way I can drive around with this album keeping me company as I make my way from point A to point B. It's completely free to download, so go get some music for yourself and see if you experience the same euphoria I have. Mar 31 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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