Soncesvit - Tenebrae
Industrial Metal, Folk Straight from the Ukraine comes industrial-folk metal project Soncesvit. This isn't necessarily a hugely unique project in any sense, however, it manages to entertain and keep me willing to listen to more. As explained by the artist, they use industrial metal for it's power while joyously incorporating instruments such as the bandura, sopilka, and the telynka. And it sounds like it'd be a pretty cool collection of instrument to be implemented within industrial metal, however, the problem I'm finding on this album is that there are only two fresh tracks on it.

Now, I want to be able to say that this is an awesome album, but I simply can't. I'm shown very little from the main stage. Yes, the title song Tenebrea is nice sounding. I can hear the bandura being used, and it sounds decent mixed within the low synth line in the back and the guitars going off. But, and I rarely ever compare vocals to of one band to another, but I really saw a resemblance to Rammstein in the lead singer's voice. He does list Rammstein as an inspiration, so perhaps that's the reason for them sounding similar. But, I'd rather hear something different than not.

The other fresh track on the album would be Magma. At least that's what the title of it is in English. Once again, I found the vocals very reminiscent of Rammstein, and really just cannot point out something unique about this song. The synthetic chanting that goes on in the background is a pretty awesome effect, but it's easily put on.

Now, as far as the remixes go, there really weren't any that are worth pointing out too much. Each one of the eight remixes were based on the title song, Tenebrae. Sure, each one of the artists that remixed the songs brought it under their reign, and brought it under their designated genre, but, even so, nothing really stood out.

So, for a mainly remix album, I can't say that it's all too bad, but it's not all too good either. I would really appreciate to hear more from Soncesvit rather than the translation of their title song by eight other artists. After a while, the album gets boring once you realize you're practically listening to the same thing over and over. At least it sends you out with Magma, and takes a refreshing step rather than sending you out with another remix.
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Brutal Resonance

Soncesvit - Tenebrae

5.5
"Mediocre"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2013 by Artificial Sun
Straight from the Ukraine comes industrial-folk metal project Soncesvit. This isn't necessarily a hugely unique project in any sense, however, it manages to entertain and keep me willing to listen to more. As explained by the artist, they use industrial metal for it's power while joyously incorporating instruments such as the bandura, sopilka, and the telynka. And it sounds like it'd be a pretty cool collection of instrument to be implemented within industrial metal, however, the problem I'm finding on this album is that there are only two fresh tracks on it.

Now, I want to be able to say that this is an awesome album, but I simply can't. I'm shown very little from the main stage. Yes, the title song Tenebrea is nice sounding. I can hear the bandura being used, and it sounds decent mixed within the low synth line in the back and the guitars going off. But, and I rarely ever compare vocals to of one band to another, but I really saw a resemblance to Rammstein in the lead singer's voice. He does list Rammstein as an inspiration, so perhaps that's the reason for them sounding similar. But, I'd rather hear something different than not.

The other fresh track on the album would be Magma. At least that's what the title of it is in English. Once again, I found the vocals very reminiscent of Rammstein, and really just cannot point out something unique about this song. The synthetic chanting that goes on in the background is a pretty awesome effect, but it's easily put on.

Now, as far as the remixes go, there really weren't any that are worth pointing out too much. Each one of the eight remixes were based on the title song, Tenebrae. Sure, each one of the artists that remixed the songs brought it under their reign, and brought it under their designated genre, but, even so, nothing really stood out.

So, for a mainly remix album, I can't say that it's all too bad, but it's not all too good either. I would really appreciate to hear more from Soncesvit rather than the translation of their title song by eight other artists. After a while, the album gets boring once you realize you're practically listening to the same thing over and over. At least it sends you out with Magma, and takes a refreshing step rather than sending you out with another remix. Aug 20 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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