World of Metal and Rust - Songs For Prisoners
Industrial, Dark Ambient Looking at this album from the dark ambient and industrial project World of Metal and Rust, there's a big chance you're going to be turned off solely based on the titles of the songs. The first song is called Prisoner A, then there's Prisoner B, and the trend continues all the way forth to the letter H. The last four tracks are not titled after a prisoner and then a letter, but only two are really uniquely titled; the other two are called Outro and Bonus Track.

However, taking into account that I have already began this review off with a negative comment does not mean that it shall pulse every single last vein of this written critique. The album does have a lot of drive for it, using the ambient sounds to serve as a back drop to noise. However, a main problem within this album would be the lack of changing up the three to six minute songs.

Most of them just drive on through based on the same note or line, and never really change. From song to song you get a different combination of noises, but then you're stuck with that same noise for a whole song. And that does get as boring as the titles are.

But, I must digress and say that before the noise does wear off and become as boring as staring at a blank wall, they are rather catchy for the first minute or so. However, thereafter, you do come to wish that something would change. But, sadly, it doesn't. The project does have another release that came after this one, so I may check that release out and see if much has changed since this. But, I can call it a day and simply state that this album shows talent not being used to its fullest.
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World of Metal and Rust - Songs For Prisoners

6.0
"Alright"
N/A
Electroracle
Released off label 2013
Looking at this album from the dark ambient and industrial project World of Metal and Rust, there's a big chance you're going to be turned off solely based on the titles of the songs. The first song is called Prisoner A, then there's Prisoner B, and the trend continues all the way forth to the letter H. The last four tracks are not titled after a prisoner and then a letter, but only two are really uniquely titled; the other two are called Outro and Bonus Track.

However, taking into account that I have already began this review off with a negative comment does not mean that it shall pulse every single last vein of this written critique. The album does have a lot of drive for it, using the ambient sounds to serve as a back drop to noise. However, a main problem within this album would be the lack of changing up the three to six minute songs.

Most of them just drive on through based on the same note or line, and never really change. From song to song you get a different combination of noises, but then you're stuck with that same noise for a whole song. And that does get as boring as the titles are.

But, I must digress and say that before the noise does wear off and become as boring as staring at a blank wall, they are rather catchy for the first minute or so. However, thereafter, you do come to wish that something would change. But, sadly, it doesn't. The project does have another release that came after this one, so I may check that release out and see if much has changed since this. But, I can call it a day and simply state that this album shows talent not being used to its fullest. Dec 02 2013

Off label

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

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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