STYLE: Hard Music RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 131485-19711 LABEL: Key FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Matthew Griggs
Another item plucked from ancient cassette obscurity by America's Key Records. The description "a compilation of techno-industrial tracks from an '80s underground band" will no doubt intrigue followers of the early years of the Christian music underground. From the opener, "Crash And Burn", which is partly catchy, to the oddity that surrounds much of the rest of the albums lyrics. "White Room" brings a refreshing break, with a great melody and a beat that is not dissimilar to a Pet Shop Boys track. Some of the singing in the background varies tremendously also, from a gentle whisper, a haunting background noise, through to something that resembles a quiet chatter. It's not all negative - the album is uniquely of not always enjoyable. "The Crucified" contains some more of that whispering singing we've now become familiar with, but also features some interesting guitar riffs that bring together a great layered production. Pretty rough sound quality, but then what do you expect?
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