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Friday, July 13, 2007


Forgotten Sunrise are an Estonian band formed in 1992, originally an atmospheric doom band but now have moved on almost completely away from that to an industrial/electronic type feel, sort of like Grendel. They're not bad at what they do, intermixing industrial beats and some spazzy Aphex Twin-like synth work with more traditional metal elements. Vocals change up from generic clean male vocals not unlike VNV Nation (complete with backing female vocals) to a funeral doom type throaty growl, which is pretty cool.

One thing I appreciate about the album is their willingness to do pretty much whatever they want, going from chill Boards of Canada sort of stuff (Prophylactic Euthanasia) with clean vocals to more heavy, industrial/trance type stuff with harsh vocals at the drop of a hat. They do it all quite nicely, but the album still feels like it's missing a little something somewhere, and I can't put my finger on it. A lot of the synth work is very cheesy (and not the good kind, either) and not really original. Still though, check it Willand if you're into the industrial/electronic scene. Oh yeah, and the album cover is pretty damn awesome.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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