May 20, 2024

Paranoia Inducta – Blood Electric (Album – Heerwegen Tod Production)

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Genre/Influences: Dark-Ambient, Ritual, Industrial.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: ‘Anthony Armageddon Destroyer’ is already active for more than twenty years under the Paranoia Inducta-moniker. The new work is a new conceptual work where ‘dimensions and worlds infiltrate, mysticism mixes with magic and the virtual world with reality’.

Content: Paranoia Inducta announced this album as being a bit different to previous works. I still recognize the strong Dark-Ambient and Ritual touch recovered with harder, Industrial sound treatments. It remains a poignant sound production which maybe sounds a bit more intimate than usual. The last tracks are more Ritual-driven. Notice by the way 2 cuts are featuring guest vocal parts by Japanese artist Kenji Siratori.

+ + + : The album is available as ‘normal’ CD but still as a great and artistically designed A5-digipak format -which is a rather common format for this artist. Sound-wise I remain addicted to the Ritual side of this Polish artist. It comes through during the very last part of the work and especially the title-track featuring a kind of Indian, mystic, chants is a true apotheosis. I also like the heavier, Industrial, sound treatments which are mainly emerging at “Replicant Suicide System”.

– – – : The main strength of this project is the mix between Dark-Ambient and Ritual music which I’m a bit missing at the first part of the work. The tracks featuring Kenji Siratori aren’t exactly the most significant ones.

Conclusion: This is not the Paranoia Inducta-album I would recommend as first introduction although it features cool Ritual passages. 

Best songs: “Blood Electric”, “Mysterious Motion”, “Replicant Suicide System”, “Embryo Commands”.

Rate: 7½.



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