Ludovico Technique - Some Things Are Beyond Therapy
Dark Electro, Aggrotech The Ludovico Technique is back with 'Some Things Are Beyond Therapy' off of Metropolis Records! Ben crawls inside of your head with intelligent, dark lyrics, and ever changing vocals. Not just a one scream pony like so many others, but a vocal powerhouse not afraid to experiment with sounds? and this is evident throughout the entire album.

The intro track to the album definitely sets the mood for a roller-coaster ride through varying shades of madness.

Track two, the first ''real'' track of the album, "Dead Inside", is a perfect blend of distorted vocals and synths. A good solid track and opener.

Track three, "Heal my scars", really shocked me with the samples from the "Salad Fingers" animated series. As a huge Salad Fingers fan it was a welcome addition.

Track four, "Deeper into you", a glitchy, catchy track and one of my favorites on the album.

"Potential", Track five, complete with sexy lyrics and a "talking" wobble synthline, you get the whole shebang. Dirty, gritty, and full of the things of nightmarish fantasy.

Track six, "Shutting down", rhythmic and glitchy. Spaced out robotic stomp. I really dig this track. Not something I'd expect to hear or play on the dancefloor, but something I'd listen to anywhere else.

"Beyond therapy", track number seven, Starts with the sample "We came to wreck everything and ruin your life. God set us." and you know its about to get good. Amazing sample usage! My favorite song on the album! Now, this is something you would want to hear played at a club!

"Then I found you", track eight, guitars lead you into the electric feeling. An atmospheric at times track, emotional ballad. Possibly my least favorite track on the album but do not be mistaken! THERE ARE NO BAD SONGS ON THIS ALBUM. This is just my opinion!

Track nine, "Wired for destruction", is a catchy tune, full of the signature sound that is The Ludovico Technique. Not a dancefloor hit, but something fans will dig listening to as they go about their daily grind.

"Wasting", track number ten, is reminiscent of Nine Inch Nails in its sound. Another atmospheric trip to the deepest darkest holes of the mind. Combining multiple vocal styles, "Wasted" is definitely one of the better tracks on the album. I love the lyrics.

The eleventh and final track, "Memory", is a depressing ballad of goodbye that I really like. A great end to a very solid album with absolutely NO album fillers.

If you are unfamiliar with The Ludovico Technique and want to get a feel for their sound with this album, I recommend; "Wasting", "Potential", and "Beyond therapy". BUT! Of course, I'd like you all to go check out their previous self-titled EP.

The bottom line is that I really love this album and well, I love The Ludovico Technique. I find their lyrics to be passionate, intelligent, and not your run of the mill modern industrial babble that all too many artists put out. 'Beyond Therapy' is an amazing album with not one horrible song or rushed, extra songs. All 11 tracks and the intro are formulated to hit hard and show no remorse. A mad, sinful delight from beginning to end.
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Ludovico Technique - Some Things Are Beyond Therapy

The Ludovico Technique is back with 'Some Things Are Beyond Therapy' off of Metropolis Records! Ben crawls inside of your head with intelligent, dark lyrics, and ever changing vocals. Not just a one scream pony like so many others, but a vocal powerhouse not afraid to experiment with sounds? and this is evident throughout the entire album.

The intro track to the album definitely sets the mood for a roller-coaster ride through varying shades of madness.

Track two, the first ''real'' track of the album, "Dead Inside", is a perfect blend of distorted vocals and synths. A good solid track and opener.

Track three, "Heal my scars", really shocked me with the samples from the "Salad Fingers" animated series. As a huge Salad Fingers fan it was a welcome addition.

Track four, "Deeper into you", a glitchy, catchy track and one of my favorites on the album.

"Potential", Track five, complete with sexy lyrics and a "talking" wobble synthline, you get the whole shebang. Dirty, gritty, and full of the things of nightmarish fantasy.

Track six, "Shutting down", rhythmic and glitchy. Spaced out robotic stomp. I really dig this track. Not something I'd expect to hear or play on the dancefloor, but something I'd listen to anywhere else.

"Beyond therapy", track number seven, Starts with the sample "We came to wreck everything and ruin your life. God set us." and you know its about to get good. Amazing sample usage! My favorite song on the album! Now, this is something you would want to hear played at a club!

"Then I found you", track eight, guitars lead you into the electric feeling. An atmospheric at times track, emotional ballad. Possibly my least favorite track on the album but do not be mistaken! THERE ARE NO BAD SONGS ON THIS ALBUM. This is just my opinion!

Track nine, "Wired for destruction", is a catchy tune, full of the signature sound that is The Ludovico Technique. Not a dancefloor hit, but something fans will dig listening to as they go about their daily grind.

"Wasting", track number ten, is reminiscent of Nine Inch Nails in its sound. Another atmospheric trip to the deepest darkest holes of the mind. Combining multiple vocal styles, "Wasted" is definitely one of the better tracks on the album. I love the lyrics.

The eleventh and final track, "Memory", is a depressing ballad of goodbye that I really like. A great end to a very solid album with absolutely NO album fillers.

If you are unfamiliar with The Ludovico Technique and want to get a feel for their sound with this album, I recommend; "Wasting", "Potential", and "Beyond therapy". BUT! Of course, I'd like you all to go check out their previous self-titled EP.

The bottom line is that I really love this album and well, I love The Ludovico Technique. I find their lyrics to be passionate, intelligent, and not your run of the mill modern industrial babble that all too many artists put out. 'Beyond Therapy' is an amazing album with not one horrible song or rushed, extra songs. All 11 tracks and the intro are formulated to hit hard and show no remorse. A mad, sinful delight from beginning to end. Oct 09 2012

Raye Albater

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