White Shadow - Panopticon [ReMixed]
Industrial Rock, Industrial Metal I'm sort of jumping in this review blindly; I've never heard of White Shadow before nor have I ever listened to any of their material prior to "Panopticon [ReMixed]". However, when bigger names such as Cyanotic, Angelspit, and En Esch are all attached to the album I tend to gravitate towards it. This is an eighteen track remix album based off the 2014 album "Panopticon". Consider this an album to not only be introduced to White Shadow but to also discover newer upstarts in the underground electronic scene. While I won't be going through each and every single song, I will be discussing a select few remixes that I enjoyed more than the others. 

First up is Acidrodent's remix of 'Addicted to Despair'. As always, Acidrodent's visceral electronic assault is mindbending. It's like a melting pot of glitchy metal, sadistic noise, and a dose of anger. Well played Acidrodent, well played. 

GoFight's interesting club twist on 'The Fix Is In' was a lovely addition to the album. Whereas most of the other songs went for a harder metal song or a lighter rock sound, GoFight just went in the direction that is completely their style. Funky, dancey, as well as constantly pulsing, this remix shone brightly. 

And the last remix I wish to point out would be Battery Cage's touch on 'Panopticon'. This track is a pretty straightforward electro track. However, it is done in a very skilled manner and doesn't sound like your second rate electronic band trying to be who everyone is or already has been. 

Now, the rest of the album is yours to explore. There are a couple of remixes I didn't appreciate on the album, but that's natural when it comes to remix albums. There will be songs you'll love, songs you'll find alright, and others that will be distasteful. As a whole, however, each of them are done in a professional manner and I don't have any major complaints, only a few positive quips. 

So, go out and discover this album and see what you think yourself. This album has entertained the idea of exploring White Shadow in my own spare time, but that will be on a long list of other musicians I need to listen to at some point. 
4
Brutal Resonance

White Shadow - Panopticon [ReMixed]

7.0
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Released off label 2016
I'm sort of jumping in this review blindly; I've never heard of White Shadow before nor have I ever listened to any of their material prior to "Panopticon [ReMixed]". However, when bigger names such as Cyanotic, Angelspit, and En Esch are all attached to the album I tend to gravitate towards it. This is an eighteen track remix album based off the 2014 album "Panopticon". Consider this an album to not only be introduced to White Shadow but to also discover newer upstarts in the underground electronic scene. While I won't be going through each and every single song, I will be discussing a select few remixes that I enjoyed more than the others. 

First up is Acidrodent's remix of 'Addicted to Despair'. As always, Acidrodent's visceral electronic assault is mindbending. It's like a melting pot of glitchy metal, sadistic noise, and a dose of anger. Well played Acidrodent, well played. 

GoFight's interesting club twist on 'The Fix Is In' was a lovely addition to the album. Whereas most of the other songs went for a harder metal song or a lighter rock sound, GoFight just went in the direction that is completely their style. Funky, dancey, as well as constantly pulsing, this remix shone brightly. 

And the last remix I wish to point out would be Battery Cage's touch on 'Panopticon'. This track is a pretty straightforward electro track. However, it is done in a very skilled manner and doesn't sound like your second rate electronic band trying to be who everyone is or already has been. 

Now, the rest of the album is yours to explore. There are a couple of remixes I didn't appreciate on the album, but that's natural when it comes to remix albums. There will be songs you'll love, songs you'll find alright, and others that will be distasteful. As a whole, however, each of them are done in a professional manner and I don't have any major complaints, only a few positive quips. 

So, go out and discover this album and see what you think yourself. This album has entertained the idea of exploring White Shadow in my own spare time, but that will be on a long list of other musicians I need to listen to at some point. 
Jan 24 2016

Off label

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

Steven Gullotta

info@brutalresonance.com
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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