The Opposites of Light Metal, Rock Die So Fluid Die So Fluid first emerged onto the scene through a short EP titled Operation Hypocrite and have been followed ever since due to the amount of energy this trio is able to put out. Going through the works and self promoting themselves a shit ton through various tours and the like, their major breakthrough cane with the release of their debut album Spawn of Dysfunction in the UK, which still sells well to this day. It was heavily promoted between 2003 and 2006, with Die So Fluid appearing at nearly three hundred shows (talk about a busy life). Their next album's recording began in 2005, and it was during that period that the band finally had a major personal realization; they absolutely adored what they had made, and agreed that it was the sound they had been trying to achieve with their previous album. Moving onward, Not Everybody Gets a Happy Ending released after a two year recording period over zigzagging recording sessions in 2008. With success inbound, the band then went on another major tour in 2009, appearing in twenty different countries, including headlining several festivals in Portugal, Germany, and Switzerland. And, in 2010 their third album was released to critical acclaim by various underground critics and fans alike. And, with all that said, in 2014, their latest album finally unveiled itself in full light after four music videos came to life. The Opposites of Light is that album that came out last year. And, well, it's equally worth as much praise as the past albums have been given. This album features seventeen tracks that last around an hour and seventeen minutes altogether. And, it's more or less a split album between ideals of light and dark. Now, I don't want to talk to talk specifics in regards to their music. This is pretty much them fine tuning their already astounding sounds even further. Though some may think a past album has been the pinnacle of their career, I argue by saying that this album is perhaps even better than what they've done previously. Anyway, from the first track Nightmares to the seventh track Crime Scene, you're given that harder metal edge to the music which will definitely appeal to fans of rougher music. When the eighth track Transition rolls around, you're given just that. A transition of sound. More light hearted tones kick in for the first half of it, not really persisting with heavier elements, but toning it down with both voice work and instrumental sounds. With the second half, sounds from the previous songs kick in. Never to fear, the quality does not dip because of this; it rather refreshes the album and makes you want to listen to it more. And, past that, you're given easy listening rock tunes that are just so easy to chill out to. Given the quality in sound, the lovely metal to rock aspirations, and the always lovely lead vocals providing a voice that can chill and awe a person in both steps, I'd say The Opposites of Light comes off quite swell. It's pretty easy to see why they've been able to come this far, and I can see them growing out and spreading their wings even further than they already have. Kudos to them. I'll be watching them for further releases. 450
Brutal Resonance

Die So Fluid - The Opposites of Light

7.5
"Good"
Spotify
Released 2014 by Vorvolaka
Die So Fluid first emerged onto the scene through a short EP titled Operation Hypocrite and have been followed ever since due to the amount of energy this trio is able to put out. Going through the works and self promoting themselves a shit ton through various tours and the like, their major breakthrough cane with the release of their debut album Spawn of Dysfunction in the UK, which still sells well to this day. It was heavily promoted between 2003 and 2006, with Die So Fluid appearing at nearly three hundred shows (talk about a busy life). Their next album's recording began in 2005, and it was during that period that the band finally had a major personal realization; they absolutely adored what they had made, and agreed that it was the sound they had been trying to achieve with their previous album.

Moving onward, Not Everybody Gets a Happy Ending released after a two year recording period over zigzagging recording sessions in 2008. With success inbound, the band then went on another major tour in 2009, appearing in twenty different countries, including headlining several festivals in Portugal, Germany, and Switzerland. And, in 2010 their third album was released to critical acclaim by various underground critics and fans alike. And, with all that said, in 2014, their latest album finally unveiled itself in full light after four music videos came to life.

The Opposites of Light is that album that came out last year. And, well, it's equally worth as much praise as the past albums have been given. This album features seventeen tracks that last around an hour and seventeen minutes altogether. And, it's more or less a split album between ideals of light and dark.

Now, I don't want to talk to talk specifics in regards to their music. This is pretty much them fine tuning their already astounding sounds even further. Though some may think a past album has been the pinnacle of their career, I argue by saying that this album is perhaps even better than what they've done previously.

Anyway, from the first track Nightmares to the seventh track Crime Scene, you're given that harder metal edge to the music which will definitely appeal to fans of rougher music. When the eighth track Transition rolls around, you're given just that. A transition of sound. More light hearted tones kick in for the first half of it, not really persisting with heavier elements, but toning it down with both voice work and instrumental sounds. With the second half, sounds from the previous songs kick in. Never to fear, the quality does not dip because of this; it rather refreshes the album and makes you want to listen to it more. And, past that, you're given easy listening rock tunes that are just so easy to chill out to.

Given the quality in sound, the lovely metal to rock aspirations, and the always lovely lead vocals providing a voice that can chill and awe a person in both steps, I'd say The Opposites of Light comes off quite swell. It's pretty easy to see why they've been able to come this far, and I can see them growing out and spreading their wings even further than they already have. Kudos to them. I'll be watching them for further releases. Jan 28 2015

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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