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D
[ 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 - X-Lives ]
[ Dawn Desiree' - Dancing, Dreaming, Longing... ]
[ Dead When I Found Her - Rag Doll Blues ]
[ Dead Can Dance - Anastasis ]
[ 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 ]
[ 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 ]
[ Domiana - The Sacred Heart ]
[ Dominion³ - Life Has Ended Here ]
[ Doppelganger - Dancing ]
[ 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 ]
E
[ Edge Of Dawn - Whatever Gets You Through The Night ]
[ Edge Of Dawn - Enjoy The Fall ]
[ 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 ]
F
[ 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 - 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 - Scattered & Buried ]
[ Foreign Resort, The - The Foreign Resort ]
[ Foreign Resort, The - Offshore ]
[ 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 ]
Ian Ross originally formed Flesh Field in 1996 in Columbus, Ohio as an aggressive electro industrial musical project.  Together with Rian Miller they provided a combination of male and female vocals over this aggressive musical style.  They signed with Inception Records and released two successful albums which made a name for them in the EBM and industrial scene.  Rian Miller parted ways and Ian continued writing and creating music over the next years.  He soon teamed up with Wendy Yanko for female vocals and after some problems getting material released signed with Metropolis Records for the release of their third album Strain in late 2004.

The band has a live lineup including Ion Reed on live keyboards and Josh Creamer on live guitar.  Even though the band plays live from time to time, Ian's real love is writing and creating music in the studio, so hopefully we'll continue to have more of these great releases in the near future.

The musical style of this band is one that industrial fans should absolutely love.  There are definite influences from NIN, Front 242 and other older EBM bands with plenty of pulsing electronics and guitars.  However, for me the best part of their music is the powerful cinematic and symphonic nature that they incorporate into it all.  Their style has evolved and changed somewhat over the course of the release of these albums and continues to attract a wider and broader audience.

Check out these solid industrial tracks on the Gothic Paradise club mix.  Also watch the band's website for up-to-date information on latest releases, tours and other news and information.




Strain – Review

After listening to this album for the first time I was completely blown away.  They have managed to take the concept of EBM and industrial music to a new level with the inclusion of the powerful tribal drums, bombastic symphonic elements with cinematic styles for a full and commanding sound. The guitar is also a very prominent element of their music which much of the modern EBM and industrial has been missing.  Yet it isn't overbearing and not metal in any way, but just adds a solid edge to the music.

The overall word that describes this music is "powerful".  Everything about it from the slowly building intro of "Uprising" to the fast-pace of "Haven" and the dominent strings and synths of "Recoil".  It all comes together with powerful instruments, powerful percussion and powerful vocals.  Ahhh... the vocals, I can just feel the emotion coming from both Ian and Wendy as they belt out each word without holding back one bit.  Not much distortion is added providing a clean take on each word and phrase.  The anger comes out quite a bit and you can almost feel it, and I would caution about some vulgarity that comes out that I was a little disappointed in as I was just floating along loving the music so much.

I don't know how better to explain the wonderful musical style present on this album.  There are so many great tracks and selections to choose from.  Twelve tracks total for over an hour of solid music.  "Uprising" gives us a slow and building powerful intro which just continues on from one track to another.  Many start or end with beautiful music that should belong in a great soundtrack, but often builds and breaks into powerful industrial music with the pulsating synths and aggressive guitar.  There are plenty of variations in the percussion and rhythm which really makes the album more interesting and breaks any monotony.

The messages present include everything from personal despair and loss to political messages.  It's all presented well, intelligently and clear.  The music provides a great backdrop for it all, just emphasizing the nature of the lyrical content.

Overall a great album that I think rivetheads are going to love.  I also think this crosses genre boundaries enough to appeal to a broad audience.

Rating: 4/5




Website: www.flesh-field.com
Label: Metropolis Records

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