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[ Daemonia Nymphe - Psychostasia ]
[ Daemonia Nymphe - Le Nuit Des Fees - DVD ]
[ Daemonia Nymphe - Krataia Asterope ]
[ Dargaard - Rise and Fall ]
[ Dark Orange - Horizont ]
[ Dark Sanctuary - Thoughts: 9 years in the sanctuary ]
[ Dark Sanctuary - L'être las - L'envers du miroir ]
[ Dark Souls Day - Strange Days ]
[ Dark Souls Day - X-Lives ]
[ Dawn Desiree' - Dancing, Dreaming, Longing... ]
[ Dead When I Found Her - Eyes on Backwards ]
[ Dead When I Found Her - All The Way Down ]
[ Dead When I Found Her - Rag Doll Blues ]
[ Dead Can Dance - Anastasis ]
[ Decoded Feedback - Dark Passenger ]
[ Decoded Feedback - disKonnekt ]
[ Decoded Feedback - Aftermath ]
[ Decoded Feedback - Combustion ]
[ Decoded Feedback - Shockwave ]
[ Deep Red - Relics of Desire ]
[ Deep Red - Chimera ]
[ Deep Red - DarkwaterS ]
[ Degrees - Dream On Dreamy ]
[ Dein Schatten - Das Ewige Eis ]
[ Deine Lakaien - On Film - A Video History (DVD) ]
[ Deine Lakaien - White Lies ]
[ Delain - Moonbathers ]
[ Delerium - Mythologie ]
[ Deleyaman - The Lover, The Stars & The Citadel ]
[ Deleyaman - The Edge ]
[ Deleyaman - Fourth - Part Two ]
[ Deleyaman - Fourth - Part One ]
[ Der Blaue Reiter - Nuclear Sun ]
[ Der Blaue Reiter - Silencis ]
[ Der Blaue Reiter - Le Paradise Funebre... ]
[ Destroid - Silent World EP ]
[ Destroid - Loudspeaker ]
[ De/Vision - Popgefahr ]
[ De/Vision - NOOB ]
[ De/Vision - Subkutan ]
[ Diary of Dreams - Ego:X ]
[ Diary of Dreams - (if) ]
[ Diary of Dreams - Nekrolog 43 ]
[ Diary of Dreams - Menschfeind ]
[ Diary of Dreams - Nigredo ]
[ Diary of Dreams - Panik Manifesto ]
[ Diary of Dreams - Freak Perfume ]
[ DieMazz - In Shatter'd Innocence ]
[ Dies Natalis - Tristan ]
[ Dies Natalis - Abyss ]
[ Diorama - The Art of Creating Confusing Spirits ]
[ Distorted Reality - Daydreams and Nightmares ]
[ Distorted Reality - The Fine Line Between Love And Hate ]
[ Diversant:13 - Ode To Inhumanity ]
[ Domiana - The Sacred Heart ]
[ Dominion³ - Life Has Ended Here ]
[ Doppelganger - Dancing ]
[ Double Echo - Life Inside/Rupture/Sylvia ]
[ Double Echo - Phantomime ]
[ Dreamchild - Lullabies For The Dead ]
[ Dreamchild - La Fee Verte ]
[ Dreamgaze - Sound Colour ]
[ Dreamself - Part 1, The End ]
[ Dreamside, The - The 13th Chapter ]
[ Dreamside, The - Pale Blue Lights & Nuda Veritas ]
[ Dreamside, The - Spin Moon Magic ]
[ Dreamside, The - Open Your Eyes ]
[ Dreamside, The - Faery Child ]
[ Droom - 10 Songs ]
[ Droom - 128 1/2 Days ]
[ Droom - Blood Culture ]
[ Droom - Stay! ]
[ Droom - While We Can ]
[ Drunk With Joy - Sound Living ]
[ Dyonisis - Intoxicated ]
[ Dyonisis - Dyonisis ]
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[ Edge Of Dawn - Whatever Gets You Through The Night ]
[ Edge Of Dawn - Enjoy The Fall ]
[ Ego Likeness - When The Wolves Return ]
[ Ego Likeness - Breedless ]
[ Ego Likeness - Order of the Reptile ]
[ Ego Likeness - Water To The Dead ]
[ Ego Likeness - Dragonfly ]
[ Eisbrecher - Antikorper ]
[ Eisbrecher - Leider / Virgissmeinnicht ]
[ Eisbrecher - Eisbrecher ]
[ Elane - The Fire of Glenvore ]
[ The Empire Hideous - Body of Work ]
[ Emplosia - Emplosia ]
[ Empty - Open Aeon ]
[ Endanger - Addicted to the Masses ]
[ Engelsstaub - Nachtwa¨rts ]
[ Engelsstaub - Akashic Recordings ]
[ Estampie - Best Of Estampie (1986 - 2006) ]
[ Estampie - Signum ]
[ Eternal Fall, The - Emptiness Vol. 1 & 2 ]
[ Every Silver Lining Has A Cloud - Self-Titled ]
[ The Exploding Boy - Four ]
[ The Exploding Boy - The Black Album ]
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[ Fair Sex, The - Thin Walls - Part II ]
[ Fair Sex, The - The Dark Ages ]
[ Faith and Disease - Passport to Kinmig ]
[ Faith and the Muse - :ankokuh butoh: ]
[ Faith and the Muse - The Burning Season ]
[ The Fallacy - Love Division ]
[ Falling You - Shine ]
[ Falling You - Adore ]
[ Falling You - Faith ]
[ Falling You - Human ]
[ Falling You - Touch ]
[ Faun - Renaissance ]
[ Fayrierie - Michelia Campaka ]
[ Feeding Fingers - Detach Me From My Head ]
[ Feeding Fingers - Baby Teeth ]
[ Feindflug - Volk Und Armee... ]
[ Fektion Fekler - Into The Sun ]
[ Fiction 8 - Forever, Neverafter ]
[ Final Selection - Meridian ]
[ Final Selection - AntiHero ]
[ Flesh Field - Strain ]
[ Foreign Resort, The - The American Dream ]
[ Foreign Resort, The - New Frontiers ]
[ Foreign Resort, The - Scattered & Buried ]
[ Foreign Resort, The - The Foreign Resort ]
[ Foreign Resort, The - Offshore ]
[ Friends of Alice Ivy - The Last Days of Fenwyck ]
[ Friends of Alice Ivy - The Golden Cage and the Mirrored Maze ]
[ Friends of Alice Ivy - In The Gloaming ]
[ Friends of Alice Ivy - Hereafter Moth ]
[ FrightDoll - Reference Version ]
[ Frozen Plasma - Monumentum ]
[ Frozen Plasma - Artificial ]
[ Funker Vogt - Blutzoll ]
[ Funker Vogt - Aviator ]
[ Funker Vogt - Navigator ]
Ode to Inhumanity - Review

Though this project has been around for about a decade and we're familiar with one of Arsenio Archer's other projects Cold in May, this album is our first introduction to them here. Ode to Inhumanity Delving into the dark electro-industrial music we've grown to enjoy from classics like Front Line Assembly on this album we get a nice selection of heavy tracks to enjoy.

As the album starts we're greeted by an introductory instrumental piece "Comatose" which slowly builds and starts to set the tone and style for the music of the rest of the album. The various pulsating layers of electronics build one on the other until we're launched into a heavy dark industrial sound with the percussion kicking in along with subtle, yet heavy grinding guitars. After this instrumental the tracks come out hard and driving, though they move steadily across a mid-tempo beat. The vocals are subdued and dark and deep as a nice complement to the heavily grinding music throughout the album. Each vocal piece stands well on it's own yet the album mixes and blends well as each piece flows over the pulsating electronics and heavy percussion.

Most of the album is quite homogeneous as one piece is much like the other, yet even among these uniform pieces we have a few that stand out as favorites that fans on our radio show will no doubt recognize. Mostly this includes the first few pieces after the introductory track. "Testimonial" builds slowly over a heavy beat and slowly introduces the electronic loops and the vocals really don't kick in until nearly halfway through the song. "Celluloid" also very slowly builds over a subdued beat that finally gives way to the throbbing synth loops and somber vocals. The melody and mixture of electronics and grinding guitars are dark and brooding and the beat is dance-friendly and all the elements together get the body moving with the undulating rhythm. A bit later in the album we're greeted with an excellent cold electronic piece in "Kill Progress". The stark and cold ambience comes out perfectly with the robotic vocoded vocals that permeate much of the track and blend with the heavy beats and synths.

Besides these tracks the rest of the album drives on through the consistent structure and style finally closing with a shorter instrumental piece to end the album much the way it started. Fans of the darker electro-industrial sounds made up of diverse pulsating electronic loops have a nice treat here they can move to and enjoy.

Rating: 3.5/5



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