Sys2matik Ovrl0ad - Sys2matik Ovrl0ad
Industrial, EBM I curse you Nick's mom. Curse you for giving birth to Nick so that he 27 years later could say "Hey, Patrik, would you mind talking this album from Sys2matik Ovrl0ad and review it, please?". I would like to curse Nick to, but since he's my co-editor and doing a great job, I can't really curse him, now can I? Oh the shackles of dependency...

There are a lot of things with this album that needs to be reformed, reshaped and simply done better. There are also a few things that actually are done pretty descent. For starters, the name "Sys2matik Ovrl0ad" would look pretty cool in a match in the latest Modern Warfare installation, but in someone's CD-shelf, I think not. Personally I have quite a hard time to take a band name like that seriously. Perhaps just a matter of personal opinion, but would simply not "Systematik Overload" give you a much more serious feeling?

Despite the effects, the vocals are below average, even though it sometimes borders on alright ("Just Begun" sounds really okay), for the most of the time, not even the effects can balance it out. The guitar riffs and song structure are way too repetitive and ends up on the boring side of the scale. Some of you might say "Hey man, that's industrial. Machines in a factory does the same sounds over and over", well, you want to have more creativity than a machine that put on caps on bottles now, wouldn't you?

A few are done right though. The melody and beginning of "Blackness Comes" sounds really cool (at least until the vocals comes in) and the piano melody in the chorus of the same song nails it. Same thing goes for the "Sys2matik Ovrl0ad" and "Enter Fear". Also the chorus for "Just Begone" is pretty explosive.

But all and all, it's for the most part quite a mess, but with glimpses that something good might come out of this eventually.
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Brutal Resonance

Sys2matik Ovrl0ad - Sys2matik Ovrl0ad

4.0
"Bad"
N/A
Electroracle
Released off label 2011
I curse you Nick's mom. Curse you for giving birth to Nick so that he 27 years later could say "Hey, Patrik, would you mind talking this album from Sys2matik Ovrl0ad and review it, please?". I would like to curse Nick to, but since he's my co-editor and doing a great job, I can't really curse him, now can I? Oh the shackles of dependency...

There are a lot of things with this album that needs to be reformed, reshaped and simply done better. There are also a few things that actually are done pretty descent. For starters, the name "Sys2matik Ovrl0ad" would look pretty cool in a match in the latest Modern Warfare installation, but in someone's CD-shelf, I think not. Personally I have quite a hard time to take a band name like that seriously. Perhaps just a matter of personal opinion, but would simply not "Systematik Overload" give you a much more serious feeling?

Despite the effects, the vocals are below average, even though it sometimes borders on alright ("Just Begun" sounds really okay), for the most of the time, not even the effects can balance it out. The guitar riffs and song structure are way too repetitive and ends up on the boring side of the scale. Some of you might say "Hey man, that's industrial. Machines in a factory does the same sounds over and over", well, you want to have more creativity than a machine that put on caps on bottles now, wouldn't you?

A few are done right though. The melody and beginning of "Blackness Comes" sounds really cool (at least until the vocals comes in) and the piano melody in the chorus of the same song nails it. Same thing goes for the "Sys2matik Ovrl0ad" and "Enter Fear". Also the chorus for "Just Begone" is pretty explosive.

But all and all, it's for the most part quite a mess, but with glimpses that something good might come out of this eventually.
Apr 16 2012

Off label

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

Patrik Lindström

info@brutalresonance.com
Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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