The Sweetest Condition - We Defy Oblivion
Industrial, Synthpop

What can I say about The Sweetest Condition that has not been said several dozen times before? Honestly, I am not sure. But what I can tell you is this: Their latest album We Defy Oblivion is one of the best albums to be unleashed upon humanity this year. In fact, I have listened to it no fewer than thirteen times over the past three days.



There is something about this album and this band that keeps me coming back to them, time and time again. First of all, their musical style is such a magnificently assembled chimera that at times it almost defies indie belief. One would think that a vast sum of money and a legion of corporate experts had worked upon every aspect of the album -editing, writing, producing: the works. But in reality, Leslie and Jason, with assistance of a handful of industry people, have created something that has more spit-and-polish than thousands of other more popular albums and bands. It's refreshing to see this level of skill and professionalism from an alternative band.



On top of that, Jason's skill as a musicians is astonishing, his command of numerous instruments is wondrous to hear. And as for Leslie's lyrics and singing style -both are practically orgasmic.






Now when it comes to the songs themselves I can tell you that I am pretty much blown away. Once again, the professionalism is exquisite. The chimera style is breath taking; the genres combined work so well together on so many levels. Songs such as 'Vices' and 'Keep Turning Me On' are packed with enough driving guitar work to cause a moshpit to erupt spontaneously on any Metal floor, Goth floor, or even at a religious gathering. Okay, well maybe not that latter, but if they moshed more they'd probably be better for it. 



Other songs, like 'Nein Nein Nein' and 'Unforgiven' are such glorious electro monsters that they could easily dominate at a NIN gig, a VAC concert, or any number of other EBM/Industrial gatherings. There is a power to them that is both dirty and clinically clean. It's astonishing to see the malanky hairs standing erect on the first time listeners. It gives you a sense of the “Welcome to the Real World, Neo” vibe. It's an eye and ear opener. Simple as that.

I feel that many of the songs from this album -and the others- will be dance-floor fillers for years to come. I will be honest and say that I cannot wait to see them live.



Bottom-line, We Defy Oblivion is a MUST HAVE album for any and all Alternative music fans. Get your copy now.
5

Brutal Resonance

The Sweetest Condition - We Defy Oblivion

9.5
"Amazing"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released off label 2016
Album of the Year #2 2016

What can I say about The Sweetest Condition that has not been said several dozen times before? Honestly, I am not sure. But what I can tell you is this: Their latest album We Defy Oblivion is one of the best albums to be unleashed upon humanity this year. In fact, I have listened to it no fewer than thirteen times over the past three days.



There is something about this album and this band that keeps me coming back to them, time and time again. First of all, their musical style is such a magnificently assembled chimera that at times it almost defies indie belief. One would think that a vast sum of money and a legion of corporate experts had worked upon every aspect of the album -editing, writing, producing: the works. But in reality, Leslie and Jason, with assistance of a handful of industry people, have created something that has more spit-and-polish than thousands of other more popular albums and bands. It's refreshing to see this level of skill and professionalism from an alternative band.



On top of that, Jason's skill as a musicians is astonishing, his command of numerous instruments is wondrous to hear. And as for Leslie's lyrics and singing style -both are practically orgasmic.






Now when it comes to the songs themselves I can tell you that I am pretty much blown away. Once again, the professionalism is exquisite. The chimera style is breath taking; the genres combined work so well together on so many levels. Songs such as 'Vices' and 'Keep Turning Me On' are packed with enough driving guitar work to cause a moshpit to erupt spontaneously on any Metal floor, Goth floor, or even at a religious gathering. Okay, well maybe not that latter, but if they moshed more they'd probably be better for it. 



Other songs, like 'Nein Nein Nein' and 'Unforgiven' are such glorious electro monsters that they could easily dominate at a NIN gig, a VAC concert, or any number of other EBM/Industrial gatherings. There is a power to them that is both dirty and clinically clean. It's astonishing to see the malanky hairs standing erect on the first time listeners. It gives you a sense of the “Welcome to the Real World, Neo” vibe. It's an eye and ear opener. Simple as that.

I feel that many of the songs from this album -and the others- will be dance-floor fillers for years to come. I will be honest and say that I cannot wait to see them live.



Bottom-line, We Defy Oblivion is a MUST HAVE album for any and all Alternative music fans. Get your copy now.

Nov 01 2016

Off label

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

John Crofts

info@brutalresonance.com
Writer and contributor on Brutal Resonance

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