Genre/Influences: Dark-electro, EBM.
Background/Info: Set up in 2013, the Russian duo Antibiosis strikes back with their second opus, which has been released three years after the rather promising album “Hellish Puzzle”.
Content: I personally experienced the new work as darker than the debut album. There’s a permanent twist between classical dark-electronic elements and EBM. The vocals are harsh. Most of the songs are up-tempo, but I also noticed a few slower tracks. There also is an instrumental, dreamy-dance cut, which also is the last song before the final section of the album. You here will discover one song featuring Viscera Drip while the three other cuts have been remixed by Antibiosis.
+ + + : Antibiosis moves on there where their previous album left off.. The songs are accomplished, revealing a well-crafted composition. One of the band’s main strengths remains their melody lines –although this album is less melodic than “Hellish Puzzle”. One of my favorite cuts is “Pyramidhead (The Punisher)” featuring cool bleeps and an extra touch into modernism. The song featuring Viscera Drip is worthy of examination.
– – – : I’m missing diversity in the sound formula while the slower cuts aren’t the most convincing ones.
Conclusion: Antibiosis is a band with certain potential, but the album is missing a true hit to speak about a total successful work. “Biohazards Essence” will however please dark-electro & EBM addicts.
Best songs: “Pyramidhead (The Punisher)”, “Replicants”, “Blackout”, “Sectarian Killings”, Threat Of Destruction feat. Viscera Drip”.
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