Suture Seven Suture Seven
By DJ Mortimer Steel
Suture Seven a band name plastered on
hundreds of elists, but very few radio show play lists
which I find odd.
The promotional aspects of this band always amaze me. They really are into what
they're doing. I've read posts about this band long before listening to them.
The music they exude as an entity is not your standard gothic industrial
affair. Members have been involved in music for many years and the influences
of each band member blend together well in the mix of music they present to the
world. From my point of view this band creates a great mix of what could be
loosely dubbed as industrial rock with alternative influences.
Most of what radio seems to pump these days is the same old
Funker Vogt and VnV Nation influenced bands, but as for me I think these guys
would have went over better in the mid 90's to early 2000. Now don't let that
statement sway you. There are a lot of very danceable tracks on here suitable
for any club that plays guitar oriented industrial. Now lets look more into the
music and see how cool Suture Seven really are.
I hit the play button and we start off with Apparatus of
Demise with its hard rock sound that comes at you with processed vocals in
that Filter / Butthole Surfers way. Classic distorted fuzztone guitar work with
that Gravity Kills guitar twang sound. The more the song plays the beat starts
to pick up a bit and then before you know it's over
a bit short
considering the buildup time.
Fractured comes in at number three on this seventeen
track CD. Starting off slow and brooding with some trip hop sounding drums,
light guitar work and breathy vocals courtesy of Michael Zucker. A nice smooth
track which includes some piano chops at times, then builds up a bit towards
the end due to the emotion in the lyrics. Cold follows the main sound
found here. Your typical industrial rock style. I like the drumbeat used in
this song and the creepy guitar work is done well. It's a bit low on BPMs, but
is one of the stronger tracks on the disc.
Echoed hits next. The old saying
goes if you can't say anything nice don't say anything at all. So I won't.
Resistance: the more I listen to this disc the CD reminds of some bands
that appeared on the Spawn soundtrack. This song is slow a creepy
dubwise trip hop track with a slight Massive Attack approach which is very nice
and after the last two tracks leaves me to say there is some salvation here.
Wither is the last track listed on the cover and
comes in with an industrial rock sound, wahwah infected guitar work and some
piano and synth stabs. None of which seem to work well with each other. It
sounds really thrown together and not well arranged.
The band has some ideas well and intact, but to me though it
seems as if they are still trying to find a sound that compliments all the
influences of music. There are some good tracks, some bad tracks, but not as
bad as I've read in a couple of reviews. I think the band would be great to see
live. I do see this band as one to keep an eye on
once they find their
sound there's no telling where this project will go.
Post: PO Box 251, Hummelstown, PA, 17036-0251, USA