Soundisciples: Audio Manifesto (Peaceville, 2002)

by The_Uncle_Myke
from Vanguard Party 2.1 (October 2002)

Think to yourself Pitchshifter if they sucked. I just can’t bring myself to want to listen to this CD. Absolutely nothing stands out. It is just too experimental for its own good. This might have been better had they not put in so many stupid fucking effects. Not that all effects are bad but they were unnecessary in this mix. They ruined at least three of the tracks for me. One effect repeated rarely works for four and a half minutes.

This brings us to the rag on the singer portion of our show. He sounds like he wants to be Marilyn Manson’s testicles (either overplayed or neglected) just horrible vocals. At least Marilyn uses song structures that compliment his “unique” vocal pattern. Sorry dude, where Im from crap, much like pigs, doesn’t fly.

Most of the Peaceville records stuff I got was good, but this just didn’t work for me. There were a couple tracks that I might listen to again, but overall not something that I want to deal with on a daily basis. In fact so much so that I would stop listening to the radio if it played stuff like this all of the time. Wait, it does and I did.

From what Mistie said, she got the better deal reviewing Thine. Go buy Thine’s album, In Therapy, instead. She loaned me Abscess’ Through the Cracks of Death and that was better than this so try that maybe. I can’t tell you in good conscience to buy this album. I can, however, tell you that I wasn’t thrilled.

 

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