Type V Blood - Beastkiller
Industrial Metal Alright, well, let's just start off by saying that Type V Blood did not receive an outstanding welcome on the site by myself or my fellow peers (just take a look at a review for a previous album, Penta). However, that's not to say that a band can't turn themselves around and come out with a release horrible one moment, but then kick back with the next. But, I'll be blunt, this is not one of those albums in the field of complete 180s; instead, it's an album that tries to come forth and continue where the last one left off. And it really does not do me in good.

Everything on this album is really, really simple. I mean, I can understand wanting to start a band, but, please, for Christ's sake, do not start one if you sound like a garage metal band run by a few guys with electrical volts beating in their veins. I mean, I'm listening to this album, trying to find a redeemable quality here or there, and I'm just not finding any. When the beats aren't flowing through, we are treated with the miserable vocals.

When I hear the vocals, I imagine listening to Frankenstein beat a hammer over his head. Everything is distorted and digitally enhanced in one way or the other, but is so muddy there are times when I tell myself, "I could be running around my house, banging a pot lid, and screaming my ass off and I'd probably sound exactly like this band." And that's never a good thing, because A) I don't know how to make music and B) I'm horrible at singing.

However, the one thing I can say is that the band has, indeed, improved on the titles of their songs, aside from Sexyberia. I mean, before, they had tracks such as White Pride World Wide and Dick. Why? I don't know. Needless to say, the songs, where once just the titles made me cringe, are now at peace with my mind and can actually make me at least want to delve into their library.

However, just because the titles may have improved does not mean that the music has. I really do not like this album and cannot see myself returning to it. Perhaps in the next release, they will fix what they do, but there is an audience for this type of stuff, so maybe they won't fix anything. But, nonetheless, I can still hope they'll create something better with their next release.
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Brutal Resonance

Type V Blood - Beastkiller

3.0
"Terrible"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2013 by Artificial Sun
Alright, well, let's just start off by saying that Type V Blood did not receive an outstanding welcome on the site by myself or my fellow peers (just take a look at a review for a previous album, Penta). However, that's not to say that a band can't turn themselves around and come out with a release horrible one moment, but then kick back with the next. But, I'll be blunt, this is not one of those albums in the field of complete 180s; instead, it's an album that tries to come forth and continue where the last one left off. And it really does not do me in good.

Everything on this album is really, really simple. I mean, I can understand wanting to start a band, but, please, for Christ's sake, do not start one if you sound like a garage metal band run by a few guys with electrical volts beating in their veins. I mean, I'm listening to this album, trying to find a redeemable quality here or there, and I'm just not finding any. When the beats aren't flowing through, we are treated with the miserable vocals.

When I hear the vocals, I imagine listening to Frankenstein beat a hammer over his head. Everything is distorted and digitally enhanced in one way or the other, but is so muddy there are times when I tell myself, "I could be running around my house, banging a pot lid, and screaming my ass off and I'd probably sound exactly like this band." And that's never a good thing, because A) I don't know how to make music and B) I'm horrible at singing.

However, the one thing I can say is that the band has, indeed, improved on the titles of their songs, aside from Sexyberia. I mean, before, they had tracks such as White Pride World Wide and Dick. Why? I don't know. Needless to say, the songs, where once just the titles made me cringe, are now at peace with my mind and can actually make me at least want to delve into their library.

However, just because the titles may have improved does not mean that the music has. I really do not like this album and cannot see myself returning to it. Perhaps in the next release, they will fix what they do, but there is an audience for this type of stuff, so maybe they won't fix anything. But, nonetheless, I can still hope they'll create something better with their next release. Sep 18 2013

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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