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The Shores of Anhedonia - Review

This duo hails from Colorado and brings to light a great mix of heavy, deep vocals over dark, electro-industrial soundscapes. The Shores of Anhedonia I was introduced to their excellent piece "Inferno (for a heart)" on the Wicked Trax compilation released by Xperiment XIII. It was great to hear this track and another new band to add to our collection and roster of great artists. Xperiment XIII out of Australia also felt the same way and picked them up as one of their first releases as a label. The album comes packed with their flavor of dark and heavy electro-industrial music across ten tracks. The first comparison that popped into my head because of the vocals was the band Type O Negative, however the musical style is definitely much more upbeat along the lines of the bands listed as influences and similarities such as older Evil's Toy, Fields of the Nephilim and the more upbeat tracks from Diary of Dreams.

The album kicks off in full intensity with "Dominion (Subjugate)" with the heavy, pounding beats and various layers of noise, rhythms, pulsating, heavy electronics all as a back-drop to the dark and brooding vocals. "Inferno (for a heart)" comes pounding immediately after with a definite heavier sound for a perfect dark sound with vocals and music dripping with emotion and intensity. Most of the album picks up on the driving, dark electro-industrial sound and from track to track the listener can get a bit lost, however some tracks stand out and break it up a bit. About half-way through the album we're presented with "Anhedonia" which takes the tempo down a bit while not losing any emotional intensity though the vocals are especially deep and brooding, and just a bit hard to understand. This stellar piece provides just enough variety to break up the album and make it creative and a bit more interesting to hold the listener's attention.

The latter half of the album picks up the intensity and tempo again, really kicking it off with "Archetypes and Avatars" with an intense mix of pounding beats and equally pounding layered electronics. "Kali" comes along though and just kind of blows everything out of the water with a great piece, a bit of a swing to the rhythm, additional grinding guitars add more intensity and body all accented by the heavy percussion and finished off with the deep vocals. As the album starts to wind down, another stellar piece is definitely "Morning Star" with extremely intense electronics in something of a future-pop style and moving rhythms providing the back-drop for the vocals. "Divine" brings the album to a close with a definitely slower tempo and even decreasing the intensity a bit, though still very heavy and moving, it's a great way to bring everything to a nice close.

There we have it, another great new band with their awesome official debut album. Fans of the previously mentioned bands should really enjoy this album and not hesitate to go out and pick it up, available on the bandcamp and other websites listed below. It's definitely worth it to add to your collection.

Rating: 4/5



Website: www.neuro-sentence.com
Label: xperimentxiii.bandcamp.com/

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