Seraphim System - Pandaemonium
Aggrotech, Industrial If there is any one thing that can be said about explosive and destructive industrial metal music making machine that is Seraphim System it is that the project hardly ever has any down time. Towards the end of last year we got the delightful industrial metal fueled album that is Luciferium, and earlier this year we received the project's latest album Pandaemonium. Sounding off like a further extension of Luciferium, the hard edged and slamming album was released in a multitude of formats. 

Record label DWA is never shy in releasing limited editions and special versions of their album and Pandaemonium is no different. The IndieGoGo Advance Version of the album came out in both a Limited Edition Vinyl Plus 7", Limited Edition Vinyl, 2CD Limited Edition, Souvenir Sticky Pass, as well as digital formats. This version of the album came along with thirteen tracks, two of those being bonus tracks. The other version of the album titled the Deluxe Digital Edition came in Souvenir Sticky Pass and digital editions. The Digital Deluxe Edition comes with eighteen songs attached in comparison to the IndieGoGo version which came with only thirteen songs in total. That being said, I shall be referring to the Digital Deluxe Edition for this review.

As stated above, Pandaemonium sounds like an extension of Luciferium in some forms. The album has a huge mainstay in dragging industrial metal mixed with bursts of powerful electronics. The first song I would like to mention from the album would be 'Drown' which dances between those powerful, ear filling and riff-worthy industrial metal segments, and almost silent, robotically sung and percussion tapping segments. The best part of the song comes at the end when both these opposite ends of the song combine together. 'At War With The Throne' is another highlight on the album which experiments with scratchy electronics during its down time and all out chaos during its rougher segments. It sounds off like Hell is breaking through the surface of the Earth and wreaking havoc. 

On this version of the album there are both the two bonus tracks attached 'Cast Down' and 'Azrael', and several remixes. 'Cast Down' is a wonderful instrumental cinematic blend, while 'Azrael' keeps up the tone of the bulk of the album. The remix section of the album is filled out by Panic Lift, Cygnosic, God Module, Preemptive Strike 0.1 and Verin. My favorite remix came from Verin who really went above and beyond to take the song presented and turn it into an entirely new, rhythmic monster that sounds almost nothing like its original counterpart. 

I do not belive more words are necessary at this time as Seraphim System's music can speak for itself. Available in a ton of different formats it is now high time for you to check this out. Go grab it. 


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Brutal Resonance

Seraphim System - Pandaemonium

8.0
"Great"
Released 2017 by DWA
If there is any one thing that can be said about explosive and destructive industrial metal music making machine that is Seraphim System it is that the project hardly ever has any down time. Towards the end of last year we got the delightful industrial metal fueled album that is Luciferium, and earlier this year we received the project's latest album Pandaemonium. Sounding off like a further extension of Luciferium, the hard edged and slamming album was released in a multitude of formats. 

Record label DWA is never shy in releasing limited editions and special versions of their album and Pandaemonium is no different. The IndieGoGo Advance Version of the album came out in both a Limited Edition Vinyl Plus 7", Limited Edition Vinyl, 2CD Limited Edition, Souvenir Sticky Pass, as well as digital formats. This version of the album came along with thirteen tracks, two of those being bonus tracks. The other version of the album titled the Deluxe Digital Edition came in Souvenir Sticky Pass and digital editions. The Digital Deluxe Edition comes with eighteen songs attached in comparison to the IndieGoGo version which came with only thirteen songs in total. That being said, I shall be referring to the Digital Deluxe Edition for this review.

As stated above, Pandaemonium sounds like an extension of Luciferium in some forms. The album has a huge mainstay in dragging industrial metal mixed with bursts of powerful electronics. The first song I would like to mention from the album would be 'Drown' which dances between those powerful, ear filling and riff-worthy industrial metal segments, and almost silent, robotically sung and percussion tapping segments. The best part of the song comes at the end when both these opposite ends of the song combine together. 'At War With The Throne' is another highlight on the album which experiments with scratchy electronics during its down time and all out chaos during its rougher segments. It sounds off like Hell is breaking through the surface of the Earth and wreaking havoc. 

On this version of the album there are both the two bonus tracks attached 'Cast Down' and 'Azrael', and several remixes. 'Cast Down' is a wonderful instrumental cinematic blend, while 'Azrael' keeps up the tone of the bulk of the album. The remix section of the album is filled out by Panic Lift, Cygnosic, God Module, Preemptive Strike 0.1 and Verin. My favorite remix came from Verin who really went above and beyond to take the song presented and turn it into an entirely new, rhythmic monster that sounds almost nothing like its original counterpart. 

I do not belive more words are necessary at this time as Seraphim System's music can speak for itself. Available in a ton of different formats it is now high time for you to check this out. Go grab it. 


Oct 04 2017

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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