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Defcon - Flat Black Philosophy

RazorRamon   (24 reviews)

Posted: 03/03/2010 | Comments: 5 | Rate:

I feel the need to start this review off with a small disclaimer. While I have a passing interest in industrial music, I would not go as far as to say I am an expert in the genre. That being said, "Flat Black Philosophy", the latest offering from Defcon, is a solid and entertaining listen.

"Flat Black Philosophy", while primarily industrial in nature, has a tonal quality and overall bleakness that is reminiscent of black metal. If one were to imagine a collaboration between early-era Ministry and Malefic of Xasthur, you would pretty much be in the ballpark. That is, of course, making the the assumption that Al Jourgensen has what it takes to summon Malefic from his grim basement to partake in a jam sesh.

The production quality on this is top notch. The instrumentation, both synthesized and live, compliment and blend with one another convincingly without running the risk of coming off corny or nu-metal. The vocals sit well within the mix and do not overpower the rest of the arrangement. Sampling between and during songs augment the overall machine-like creepiness of the record.

I would most definitely recommend this record to anyone who is into dark music of any kind, especially black-metallers who don't cringe at the concept of experimentation in the black metal realm.

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Comments
The Winter's Wrath
7,880 Posts
41/M/PA
Someone needs to fix the cover image.
437
14,680 Posts
28/M/PA
really? its showing up for me.
Wolfman
48,532 Posts
31/M/PA
It worked at my house but not at my work. I'd find another version and try that. It's definitely a problem.



and here I thought this album was going to be highly laughable. The description was hilarious. Didn't do anything to make me excited to listen to the record.
437
14,680 Posts
28/M/PA
just uploaded a new version of the image. let me know if you can see it.
Wolfman
48,532 Posts
31/M/PA
better for me.

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