Cybernetic Erosion - Abominant
By Marcus Pan
Here's the thing...first came
Cheerios, and this happened decades ago. Then came honey nut, frosted, cinnamon
and all those other coolio flavors of Cheerios. Now that you've been eating all
the cooler and better versions of Cheerios, do you really want to go back to
just plain...old...Cheerios? Tried and true maybe but things have gotten
so much better why bother going backwards?
That is what Cybernetic Erosion means to me. Going backward.
Eating Cheerios again. And with low budget production, bottom barrel mastering
and amateurish make-up it's even more akin to going back to not just Cheerios
again, but that box of Cheerios that has sat on the store shelf since 1986 that
would make a loud thudding noise if dropped. It's stale, folks...bland, stale,
cardboardy. Cybernetic Erosion certainly went through the
Guide to Becoming an Industrial Star
course as offered in Legends #100.
Sincerety Vomit starts off this promo, with
disjointed yowling vocals and an annoying squeaky melody at times. Spoken
unintelligible words mingle around stock computeresque drum 'n bass rhythms. Ho
hum at best. If you look past the low-budget performance, Cybernetic Erosion
have a possibly good old style industrial track with Attack. Well put
together, interesting metallic melodies and spoken word style vocals make this
one up. There's hope here after all. The only caveat is its insistence to go on
too long, surpassing the audience's interest by leaps and bounds.
Enter Zero tries to get funky with its Sigue Sigue
Sputnik soundage, but fails. Instead it is as amateurish as the first track
without getting as disjointed. The annoying sliding guitar sample throws you
completely off any interesting elements you might have found here. It gets
better, by removing this sample, but by this time you're already bored with the
track. Again, hope displayed with Descentrest its fusion of
ambient and industrial create an excellent intro to...very whiny vocals. The
music is not bad at all, especially a funky bass breakdown later, but the
vocals dash our hopes like a cantaloupe on granite.
My final word on Cybernetic Erosion's Abominant
Transmissions release is this: it's a stale plain Cheerio in a world of
cinnamon and frosting. Mostly uninteresting and with amateur worn like sergeant
stripes on a sleeve. Pass it over, at least until the outfit gets a lot more
experience or a much bigger budget.
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