Krystal System - Rage
Electrometal Alright, well, I was just tired moments ago. I was planning on kicking in early, relaxing, and getting some sleep; you know how life is. However, I decided to grab a promotional copy of Krystal System's recent release, 'Rage'. And I said goodbye to any ideas of sleep once I actually listened to this band, because I am raging over how great this album is (HAH. See that pun I did there?)

Now, I've never been to huge a fan of metal or rock mixed with electro, henceforth creating what we know as Electrock or electrometal or anything of the sort. However, I think that once again I have found a band that made me change my mind on the genre. I'm not too sure what it is about this band that really makes me turn my head and stare at them, but I don't really care, neither, for I am just enjoying this to its fullest potential.

What I automatically noticed about the album were the vocals, mainly of the female's, and the wonderful French femme fatale that delivers these wonderful vocals would be the head of the band, Bonnie. What's awesome about them is that the French accent really shows itself through as she sings in English, and I find it to be quite nice. The male's vocals are a bit harsher, but warming, as well, in a sense.

Now, aside from the vocals, the tracks always have an awesome beat to them. The guitars shredding in the background fuse with the electronics, making not necessarily a unique sound, but definitely something great. Sometimes, the songs tend to take a step in one direction more than the other, such as is the case with "I Wanna Be". The guitars definitely take the main stage in that song during the chorus.

Another song that I absolutely loved would have to be "Tyler's Waltz". It plays out like a Dark Cabaret style song with a definite electro influence, and is just a complete change up to the rest of the album. It's just something you gotta listen to in order for your ears to fully digest it.

So, if you haven't heard about this release, now you have. And, as I said, it's pretty fucking great. It's not something that will stick in my head, but it's definitely something that I found extremely enjoyable to listen to. Go out, give it a shot in the dark; no one ever discovered anything interesting by not taking a chance. And what is life without a little game of chance once in a while?
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Brutal Resonance

Krystal System - Rage

8.5
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2013 by Alfa-Matrix
Alright, well, I was just tired moments ago. I was planning on kicking in early, relaxing, and getting some sleep; you know how life is. However, I decided to grab a promotional copy of Krystal System's recent release, 'Rage'. And I said goodbye to any ideas of sleep once I actually listened to this band, because I am raging over how great this album is (HAH. See that pun I did there?)

Now, I've never been to huge a fan of metal or rock mixed with electro, henceforth creating what we know as Electrock or electrometal or anything of the sort. However, I think that once again I have found a band that made me change my mind on the genre. I'm not too sure what it is about this band that really makes me turn my head and stare at them, but I don't really care, neither, for I am just enjoying this to its fullest potential.

What I automatically noticed about the album were the vocals, mainly of the female's, and the wonderful French femme fatale that delivers these wonderful vocals would be the head of the band, Bonnie. What's awesome about them is that the French accent really shows itself through as she sings in English, and I find it to be quite nice. The male's vocals are a bit harsher, but warming, as well, in a sense.

Now, aside from the vocals, the tracks always have an awesome beat to them. The guitars shredding in the background fuse with the electronics, making not necessarily a unique sound, but definitely something great. Sometimes, the songs tend to take a step in one direction more than the other, such as is the case with "I Wanna Be". The guitars definitely take the main stage in that song during the chorus.

Another song that I absolutely loved would have to be "Tyler's Waltz". It plays out like a Dark Cabaret style song with a definite electro influence, and is just a complete change up to the rest of the album. It's just something you gotta listen to in order for your ears to fully digest it.

So, if you haven't heard about this release, now you have. And, as I said, it's pretty fucking great. It's not something that will stick in my head, but it's definitely something that I found extremely enjoyable to listen to. Go out, give it a shot in the dark; no one ever discovered anything interesting by not taking a chance. And what is life without a little game of chance once in a while? Apr 26 2013

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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