Stin Scatzor - Industruction
Industrial This record is a bloody cursed Chalice. I've not listened to a second of it, yet I'm sick of people telling me that Stin Scatzor is overrated. One of their releases was given a rare 1/10 by my colleague Patrik.

Let's give SS more credit. In the early 1990's, Stefan and Kris put out two tapes with Suicide Commando - the music may have been radically different back then, but there was an air of Belgian dominance that only the foolish would care to toss away with reckless abandon.

Opening with "The Bone-Collector", I'm surprised to be hearing what is actually some cool synth melodies, with excellent drum work. Clearly not the generic Industrial Rock I was promised.
Vocals are better than expected too. Patrik was right when he said the lyrics aren't hugely varied, but some bands just simply prefer repetition. In the case of this song, it works well enough for me.

"That Bloody Wall" - a track that desperatly needs "(Of noise)" suffixed on the end of it, falls comfortably between "not bad" and "decent". I can identify plenty of areas where Stin Scatzor still needs to evolve to scale the heights of some of their Belgian counterparts, but there's a certain charm in the Synth on this album that actually' justifies a higher score.

The colours on the canvas aren't varied with "Industruction" and "Go To Hell", but are effectively mixed and diluted, to give us enough variety here to not condemn this to the pit of inadequacy, but there's certainly still not enough lyrical and vocal variety to make me sing about this.

A cover of XP8's "Wet Dream" will turn the heads of Futurepop and Electro-Industrial fans, and a remake (by Sleepwalk) of earlier SS track "I am the Underdog" closes off this tiny, tiny 3" CD.

In closing, everything previously documented by Patrik is correct, but it's also clear that Stefan and Kris have taken heed of criticism, and worked to improve their craft.

Right direction, guys!
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Brutal Resonance

Stin Scatzor - Industruction

6.0
"Alright"
N/A
Electroracle
Released off label 2007
This record is a bloody cursed Chalice. I've not listened to a second of it, yet I'm sick of people telling me that Stin Scatzor is overrated. One of their releases was given a rare 1/10 by my colleague Patrik.

Let's give SS more credit. In the early 1990's, Stefan and Kris put out two tapes with Suicide Commando - the music may have been radically different back then, but there was an air of Belgian dominance that only the foolish would care to toss away with reckless abandon.

Opening with "The Bone-Collector", I'm surprised to be hearing what is actually some cool synth melodies, with excellent drum work. Clearly not the generic Industrial Rock I was promised.
Vocals are better than expected too. Patrik was right when he said the lyrics aren't hugely varied, but some bands just simply prefer repetition. In the case of this song, it works well enough for me.

"That Bloody Wall" - a track that desperatly needs "(Of noise)" suffixed on the end of it, falls comfortably between "not bad" and "decent". I can identify plenty of areas where Stin Scatzor still needs to evolve to scale the heights of some of their Belgian counterparts, but there's a certain charm in the Synth on this album that actually' justifies a higher score.

The colours on the canvas aren't varied with "Industruction" and "Go To Hell", but are effectively mixed and diluted, to give us enough variety here to not condemn this to the pit of inadequacy, but there's certainly still not enough lyrical and vocal variety to make me sing about this.

A cover of XP8's "Wet Dream" will turn the heads of Futurepop and Electro-Industrial fans, and a remake (by Sleepwalk) of earlier SS track "I am the Underdog" closes off this tiny, tiny 3" CD.

In closing, everything previously documented by Patrik is correct, but it's also clear that Stefan and Kris have taken heed of criticism, and worked to improve their craft.

Right direction, guys!
Apr 27 2011

Off label

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

Nick Quarm

info@brutalresonance.com
Writer and contributor on Brutal Resonance

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