The Opposer Divine - Barb Wire Around Your Neck
EBM, Experimental EBM and electro-industrial is typically boring these days. You really have to search high and low to discover an artist you truly appreciate. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty out there that rise above the sludges of mediocrity, but you must seek most of them out as many of the best artists hide in poorly lit corners on social media behind the 9 billionth new band of the month's news feed that somehow found its way into your news feed. Forums are dead, store front music shops are all but dead. Word of mouth, the label you trust to pick and choose the best prospects to grace their rosters and live events are a great ways to discover new and interesting artists.

As I'm making my music rounds on the websites I frequent to discover new music, The Opposer Divine came up a few times. I ended up with a CD compliments of Minor Float (Boris Mutina's alias). The following are my thoughts on the discovery of The Opposer Divine's 'Barb Wire Around Your Neck' CD on Aliens Production.

The Opposer Divine 'Barb Wire Around Your Neck' album is another chapter in the rich history of Slovakia's Aliens Production label. The release is a culmination of previous digital releases and recent experiments. The Opposer Divine is Boris Mutina, brother of Tomas Mutina also known as the mighty and powerful Terminal State currently signed to Electro Aggression Records. Boris also hangs with brother Tomas on various stages as a live member of Terminal State.

The CD is housed in a mini DVD case as most releases are, from Aliens Production. The release is limited to 333 copies. The first 30 come with a free poster. I can only guess what's on the poster. Kittens anyone?

The Opposer Divine forge deep into the tenebrous worlds of dystopian landscapes, extraterrestrial possibilities and personal themes. The entire release delivers from start to finish with well-planned industrial sequences injected with glitchy atmospheric toxins that deliver a tranquil yet threatening feeling to the album.

"Test" is an interesting opening track as its influences draw predominately from the EBM/industrial realms. Whispered vocals paired with bone-sawing rhythms create a very intense force of sonic expression with hints of Frontline Assembly. "Test" along with "False Divinity", "Fire On The Wings" and Pyrroline's remix of "Barb Wire Around Your Neck" all share similarities in their arrangements. "Nano", "Promixa", "Star Map" and "Barb Wire Around Your Neck" draw influences not only from industrial but also from IDM and Glitch. As we explore these areas of 'Barb Wire Around Your Neck' CD, The Opposer Divine submerge into a more experimental route drawing influence from , Access To Arasaka, Demdike Stare and label mates Disharmony to create the wonderful end product of The Opposer Divine.

This is definitely worth picking up. It will appeal to a wide range music preferences the listener demands. Fans of Tympanik Audio artists, Gridlock and Terminal State will certainly find comfort in this. If you chose to download the album via Bandcamp, there are 3 bonus tracks! Enjoy!
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The Opposer Divine - Barb Wire Around Your Neck

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2015 by Aliens Production
EBM and electro-industrial is typically boring these days. You really have to search high and low to discover an artist you truly appreciate. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty out there that rise above the sludges of mediocrity, but you must seek most of them out as many of the best artists hide in poorly lit corners on social media behind the 9 billionth new band of the month's news feed that somehow found its way into your news feed. Forums are dead, store front music shops are all but dead. Word of mouth, the label you trust to pick and choose the best prospects to grace their rosters and live events are a great ways to discover new and interesting artists.

As I'm making my music rounds on the websites I frequent to discover new music, The Opposer Divine came up a few times. I ended up with a CD compliments of Minor Float (Boris Mutina's alias). The following are my thoughts on the discovery of The Opposer Divine's 'Barb Wire Around Your Neck' CD on Aliens Production.

The Opposer Divine 'Barb Wire Around Your Neck' album is another chapter in the rich history of Slovakia's Aliens Production label. The release is a culmination of previous digital releases and recent experiments. The Opposer Divine is Boris Mutina, brother of Tomas Mutina also known as the mighty and powerful Terminal State currently signed to Electro Aggression Records. Boris also hangs with brother Tomas on various stages as a live member of Terminal State.

The CD is housed in a mini DVD case as most releases are, from Aliens Production. The release is limited to 333 copies. The first 30 come with a free poster. I can only guess what's on the poster. Kittens anyone?

The Opposer Divine forge deep into the tenebrous worlds of dystopian landscapes, extraterrestrial possibilities and personal themes. The entire release delivers from start to finish with well-planned industrial sequences injected with glitchy atmospheric toxins that deliver a tranquil yet threatening feeling to the album.

"Test" is an interesting opening track as its influences draw predominately from the EBM/industrial realms. Whispered vocals paired with bone-sawing rhythms create a very intense force of sonic expression with hints of Frontline Assembly. "Test" along with "False Divinity", "Fire On The Wings" and Pyrroline's remix of "Barb Wire Around Your Neck" all share similarities in their arrangements. "Nano", "Promixa", "Star Map" and "Barb Wire Around Your Neck" draw influences not only from industrial but also from IDM and Glitch. As we explore these areas of 'Barb Wire Around Your Neck' CD, The Opposer Divine submerge into a more experimental route drawing influence from , Access To Arasaka, Demdike Stare and label mates Disharmony to create the wonderful end product of The Opposer Divine.

This is definitely worth picking up. It will appeal to a wide range music preferences the listener demands. Fans of Tympanik Audio artists, Gridlock and Terminal State will certainly find comfort in this. If you chose to download the album via Bandcamp, there are 3 bonus tracks! Enjoy! Apr 10 2015

Luke Jacobs

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