Lights Out, God Help Me - Nemesis
Powernoise, Industrial You know, there are just those moods that every person gets into where they feel as if their head is being nailed to a wall. A lot of people would not call this a pleasurable experience, However, when that sort of feeling is translated into music through powernoise, we can sometimes call it fairly pleasurable. The constant base and noise driving through your skull is just like having a nice rusty metal rod being shoved through your cranium, but the feeling is so good. And, with that said, I bring to you Lights Out, God Help Me.

This project is fairly unknown, however, the project also delves into a lot of harder sounds. Currently, on their bandcamp site, they have two releases; that being of Nemesis and the most recently released album, Losing Sleep. As for now, I shall be talking about the older release, coming out back in February of this year. And, what I have to say about it is mostly good.

Acidhunter kicked off the album with very nice harsh electronic sounds and a constant punch that never ceases to give you a break. It was repetitive, however, and I have a feeling that this is a constant problem in the album. I don't mind listening to the songs at all, but I was honestly hoping that the tracks would change up once in a while rather than staying in the same lane throughout.

Some of the songs actually do take a step up and away from what the rest of the album presents us with, such as Severity. The song takes a huge note from trance with a higher pitched synth line playing throughout the song. But, the underlying bass and generally dark sounding atmosphere make for a polarizing experience. You don't know whether or not to be happy or afraid.

Now, as far as the remixes go comes two of them by Alt-Melodium, which I discovered to be an Australian project run by a man named Anthony. And, well, his remixes are pretty good. He did one of Riotstarter, which can simply be described as powernoise with a mixture of electronics, and Saratonin, which is harsher than a lot of the songs on the album. What is awesome about both the mixes is that he's actually able to fix the repetition problem I found in a lot of the original tracks. I mean, at one point in the Riotstarter mix, there comes along tribal drums, and it worked so well. And the same goes out for the mix of Saratonin. I thought it began out pretty bad, with a low fi guitar coming in and just sounding like garbage, but once the electronics took over half way through the song, I was absolutely proud to be listening to the song.

And, well, that's all I have to really say without sounding too repetitious myself. The whole album is a joyride, and I loved going through it. I know I'll be coming back to it every once in a while to listen to more, and I'll probably be checking out his other release on BandCamp sometime very soon.

4
Brutal Resonance

Lights Out, God Help Me - Nemesis

7.5
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Released off label 2013
You know, there are just those moods that every person gets into where they feel as if their head is being nailed to a wall. A lot of people would not call this a pleasurable experience, However, when that sort of feeling is translated into music through powernoise, we can sometimes call it fairly pleasurable. The constant base and noise driving through your skull is just like having a nice rusty metal rod being shoved through your cranium, but the feeling is so good. And, with that said, I bring to you Lights Out, God Help Me.

This project is fairly unknown, however, the project also delves into a lot of harder sounds. Currently, on their bandcamp site, they have two releases; that being of Nemesis and the most recently released album, Losing Sleep. As for now, I shall be talking about the older release, coming out back in February of this year. And, what I have to say about it is mostly good.

Acidhunter kicked off the album with very nice harsh electronic sounds and a constant punch that never ceases to give you a break. It was repetitive, however, and I have a feeling that this is a constant problem in the album. I don't mind listening to the songs at all, but I was honestly hoping that the tracks would change up once in a while rather than staying in the same lane throughout.

Some of the songs actually do take a step up and away from what the rest of the album presents us with, such as Severity. The song takes a huge note from trance with a higher pitched synth line playing throughout the song. But, the underlying bass and generally dark sounding atmosphere make for a polarizing experience. You don't know whether or not to be happy or afraid.

Now, as far as the remixes go comes two of them by Alt-Melodium, which I discovered to be an Australian project run by a man named Anthony. And, well, his remixes are pretty good. He did one of Riotstarter, which can simply be described as powernoise with a mixture of electronics, and Saratonin, which is harsher than a lot of the songs on the album. What is awesome about both the mixes is that he's actually able to fix the repetition problem I found in a lot of the original tracks. I mean, at one point in the Riotstarter mix, there comes along tribal drums, and it worked so well. And the same goes out for the mix of Saratonin. I thought it began out pretty bad, with a low fi guitar coming in and just sounding like garbage, but once the electronics took over half way through the song, I was absolutely proud to be listening to the song.

And, well, that's all I have to really say without sounding too repetitious myself. The whole album is a joyride, and I loved going through it. I know I'll be coming back to it every once in a while to listen to more, and I'll probably be checking out his other release on BandCamp sometime very soon.

Nov 04 2013

Off label

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

Steven Gullotta

info@brutalresonance.com
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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