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Ultraviolence? Sure. - 90%

K_a_z_u_y_a, July 2nd, 2005

However, it is great.

Those with a vehement hatred for anything industrial related should steer absolutely clear of this, and if you're looking for industrial black metal akin to Aborym, you won't find it here - instead, what you will find is some damn good metal!

This is harsh, abrasive, aggressive music at, perhaps its' finest. The guitars themselves aren't anything spectacular, they get lost in the mix slightly, but they're still audible, with some killer riffs and leads to be found all over the place. Bass seems to be non-existent.

The drumming doesn't do anything spectacular but definitely seems to be computerised as most industrial beats are (think Suicide Commando if you're familiar with them).

All in all there's very, very little synth to be found on this album, which may be a relief to some, and may make it feel like it lacks something (like the synth, hah) to others, but I think that if there were synth on this album it'd just add unneeded noise.

Hreidmarr (of Anorexia Nervosa fame) delivers a solid vocal performance as usual. The difference between his work on AN and this is that higher pitched vocals aren't a standard and he opts for a deeper growl and pulls it off well.

If you're looking for something new, here it is. Aborym fans may dig this... I don't know, it's more guitar driven than Aborym are now. And, perhaps, for those interested in black metal with an industrial tinge but were dissapointed with bands like ...And Oceans, Aborym, etc, this may just be an album to rekindle the fire.

Highlights:
Get A Gun - Shoot At Random
Kommando '96