Swallowing The SunMusic • CD
11/08/2011, Didier BECU
From the moment you see the name of X-Fusion pop up, you surely know what to expect, you are entering the world of harsh hellelectro.
"Swallowing The Sun" is the second album by this Canadian band which is in fact based around one person, Jeremy Pillipow.
Some will say this is far from original and in a way we think we've, indeed, heard far too many Suicide Commando clones to be thrilled by this genre, but still Distorted Memory are delivering a fresh album. Not in the least because they use elements from both futurepop and some tribal beats.
It's frequently very difficult to listen to a whole hellelectro album, but Distorted Memory are an exception and that's because Jeremy understands that music is more than just some excuse to come up with scenes, lifted from horror movies.
You hear distorted vocals (ha!) which are often delivered in danceable songs, demanding more than just one listen to get a grip on you.
Maybe you never thought it would exist but there is something like hellelectro with class and for once it's not delivered by Johan Van Roy but by Distorted Memory.
As a bonus you get "Hand Of God" remixed by Die Sektor.
ZYNIC • Fire Walk With Me
MXRCXL • Dump
DAZKARIEH • Ruido Do Silencio
KIRIA • Radio
23 TRUBLION 23 • Chants et danses au temps de Graffen Walder
FOSDYK WELL • Slumber and Stark Lots
BETTINA KOESTER • Queen Of Noise
NULLVEKTOR • I Walk Alone
NARSILION • Elenna Norë
MURDERING TRIPPING BLUES • Share The Fire
Other reviews from DISTORTED MEMORY
DISTORTED MEMORY • The Eternal Return
Same genre: HELLELECTRO
PSYKOXYDE • Borderline
NOISUF-X • Kicksome (B)Ass
SYNAPSYCHE • The Abyss Effect
EDEN SYNTHETIC CORPS • Sandwalkers
GOD MODULE • Prophecy
HOCICO • In The Name Of Violence
RABIA SORDA • Animales Salvajes
AGONOIZE • Apokalypse
OBSIDIAN FX • Illusions of Darkness
DEVIL-M • Revenge of the Antichrist